Crohn's Disease - What to do if ill and can't work?

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I was diagnosed in 2014 and have been lucky enough to be remission since my diagnosis. 

My boyfriend and me are moving out to our own place in the next month and I have started worrying what will happen if I get ill and can't work?! 

What will happen with my work and with my pay?! 

Always worrying about this! 

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    Worrying will not help but if you can try and see if insurance is affordable.  It may be too high as you have Crohns but it is worth investigating.  There used to be mortgage protection but I don't know if they do that now. 

    Enjoy your our new home with a bit of luck you may be in remission for years.

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    Stop worrying!! I know it's easier said than done! lol. Surely you would be entitled to company or statutory sick pay. My insurances always exclude crohns... which is rubbish! Hopefully you'll stay in remission for a long time. If not .. You'll manage. They can wait for their money. Your health is more important! Good luck in your new home ☺
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    Hello In cases like this it depends on your employers policy some will only pay you sick pay which I belive is £75 pw if you work for a decent medium sized non Plc company and you have worked for them a good length of time with a good work record and you are a valued member of staff you may find they are sympathetic to your illness. best thing to do is discuss your concerns with your line manager or hr department if he cannot help please comment again if I can help any further regards Jon
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