I have recently had my application for early retirement refused.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and struggle with day to day living and have been off work since May last year.
My employment has now ceased due to my ill health too so at the age of 47 I am feeling rather low.
I have seen cardiologist and was found to have grade 1 diastolic dysfunction high blood pressure which was at stroke levels before finally getting under control, I have seen physiotherapist, lung specialists, rheumatologist and neurologist I have had borderline abnormalities in the blood such as mildly positive ANA, raised ferritin and low haemoglobin.
I was refused under the grounds of fibromyalgia being something I can get better from in the next 2 decades??? I am Hopi g this is true but in the mean time I am in need of the extra financial benefit my pension would give me since I am currently still unable to work.
Has anyone else been in this situation and how did you fair with appealing ???