Need advice on benifit plz

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I been off work awhile and just got a letter from my employer ssp1 ... I don't even know what to do never claimed in my life .

Am 3 weeks since back operation , don't even know how long I be off for . Still getting slight pain in my leg .

Just generally fed up , how long does it take for claim go threw ? And how much do u get ?

This is all new to me don't even think I could get to job centre can't drive yet .

What a rubbish 9 months I had and now no money

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    If your employed u will get statutory sick pick from your employer it's roughly £86 a wk they claim it back of the government, but if yr health issues have been on going longer that 3 month and will last longer than 9 month u can apply for personal independence living payments. But your condition has to effect you more than 50% of the time. Google pip descriptors and points to work out what u believe fits yr criteria. Then ring pip start yr claim over the phone. They will no doubt send u for a medical then they will decide if you qualify . Payments will be back dated from the first phone call to them. If I get a medical take some one with u ask them to take notes . Think very carefully how u answer. If yr not well enough to let them physically examine u on the day . U can refuse . I've always refused because I've always been in to much pain. Make sure u send as much medical info as possible with yr claim. Photo copy any medical notes or letters. U can obtain these from yr Gp at a small cost . The whole process can take up to 16 wks . But if I qualify it's all back dated. U can also work and claim this benefit depending on the type of work. Good look

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      Thanks Jessica, trying get in touch with these people over the phone a joke . I wasn't getting a lot from work really anyway .

      As for pip am not sure I be entitled to it am hopeing to be back to work as soon as I can manage it .

      3 weeks on from operation am wondering how long is it before the pain goes in back of your leg ?

      Pain in me back gone , but I still have pain in back me leg , have say not as bad as before but still there and still having take pain killers . Was hopeing by now I be pain free or is this me wishful thinking ?

      How you getting on as you had operation same day as me

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      Donna u can work and claim pip depending on the types of work i.e. if u don't mind me asking what kind of work do u do. Phoneing pip is not that bad. I had spinal fusion 3 weeks ago ,still very sore pains here three leg cramps . It will take time , get yr self some arnica tablets from holland and Barrett £3 heal you from the inside and ring pop you've nothing to loose x

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      Thanks Jessica , I work for greggs so my job very physical. When I spoke to surgeon he said I could be off up to 3 months coz of how physical my job is .

      And I will defoe get them tablets when can get my partner to drive me . And I will look into pip as you say got nothing to lose.

      Just trying get hole of job centre at moment is a joke

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