I've worked all my life since aged 16 (now 56) and was diagnosed with PBC nearly 9 years ago now. During all of that time I have worked full time in a very demanding job, but my employers have been good in recent years allowing me to work from home. Unfortunately though I have found it harder and harder to concentrate, and mornings waking up can be a bit of a problem with the mind not quite being what it used to be, and the pain in my feet and lower legs has become somewhat unbearable lately too and I now tire easily.
I got an opportunity to take early retirement and reduncancy recently after nearly 25 years with the same company, so I took it knowing that it was going to be difficult for me to continue in the position that I had. I also know now that it would be difficult for me to hold down a full time job with a permanent commitment, but this leaves me with very little income from my pension and it appears that I'm not entitled to benefits of any other kind.
This really does not seem to be right - can anyone else offer help here?