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    36 years old,Pensioned off from and advice please
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    • 19th Jul 05, 5:20 PM
    36 years old,Pensioned off from and advice please 19th Jul 05 at 5:20 PM
    I'm 36 years old and work for Tesco's, in a distribution warehouse. I have been off sick from work for nearly 7 months. In this time I have been recieving SSP and family tax credit.

    I went in to work this morning for a meeting with the personnel dept. On the advice of my doctor's report and the company nurse's report, it has been decided that I should be pensioned off from work due to ill health. I have worked since I was 17 years old, 5 years with tesco. The pensions dept will take between 4 and 9 weeks to decide if i will get a pension, although the reports do go in my favour. I have severe problems with my back, as yet i have recieved no confirmed diagnosis, just idea's as to what could be wrong from doctors, so called speciallists and the physio's that I have seen. Each one coming up with a different opinion. I am waiting for a referral to a specialist back clinic

    I have no idea which is the best way forward for me from here, I have never claimed any benefits and so therefore do not understand if I am able to get any benefits or financial help. I do not know which way to turn. I have a wife, 4 children and a mortgage. I really don't know what to do. My wife works an hour a day as a dinner lady, she had no need to work full time as I was up until the last few months the breadwinner and provider for my family.

    can anyone advise on which is the best way to go from here.
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