I have been on long term sick leave and my employer has requested I consider ill health retirement from my Local Government job. Since being on half pay, I have been informed that I qualify for CB ESA and awaiting a medical assessment for the support group. I am unsure if I will qualify for Teir 1, 2 or 3 at this point, could someone advise me if I will still get the ESA payments? also, will my pension count if I qualify for the support group?
I am new to the benefit system having worked all my life