Hi everyone, some of you might remember my posts , a wee rundown, been off sick from May, treated for sciatica , now been diagnosed with a tumour at the bottom of my spine. Have been having SSP which is due to finish soon, made a claim for ESA which was turned down on the grounds that the 2 years they are basing the claim on I don't have enough National Insurance contributions. I am so sad, angry and so many other emotions, I have been nursing for 34 years , worked for 2 years in a garage before starting nursing . Unfortunately the years 2012/13 are the years they have chosen to base my claim on and the tax year 2011/12 my mum was very ill and I cared for her from February of 2011 until December of 2011 when she passed away. I am so sad and hurt to think that someone behind a desk gets to decide that I can't get any money because I was unfit to work due to my mum, they of course don't know these circumstances , they don't care either. I don't know where to turn next , has anyone else been in this situation, I feel as if all I do is moan these days , I am so desperate to get back to my job, I don't like not working , what worries me is that I was at hospital seeing the neurosurgeon yesterday , he wants to operate sooner rather than later so I am going in at the beginning of December , ironically on my mums anniversary, which comforts me a little bit. So I don't know what is going to happen after that , if I'm even going to be fit to go back to my previous job which was12 hour nightshifts. . And if a can what do I do about money. So sorry that this is so long everyone, but any help would be appreciated , thank you , Morag xx
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