British Lung Foundation
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i need some info

18 years ago i had a motorcycle accident and damaged my back

and i was on dla later to be redused to incapacity ben

i returned to work around 10 years ago

last year i noticed i was getting out of breath so i went to see the doc and i had a xray

the report said about a long standing airway disease and to top it all

i had a slip on the ice last week and jarred my back again i have just had a week off work sick and i cannot survive on £58 pw

problem is my jobs needs are very excessive and im getting out of breath and feeling week all the time

how do i go about getting back on the sick?

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> how do i go about getting back on the sick

You can self-certify for a few days, otherwise you must see your GP. Only they can issue a 'fit note' - see

The GP also needs to do whatever tests are needed to find out what's wrong and refer you for treatment.


ok thanks

ill check it out


look at click on benefits and then on benefits for sick and disabled people.


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