Early retirement through ill health.

I was diagnosed 8 years ago with PD and have continued teaching. I have now decided that it is too much for me to continue any longer. It is 5 years until my pensionable age of 60. Should I go to my GP and seek a medical note and be "sick" and then claim from the school sickness benefit for 28 weeks then take early retirement or should I just retire at the end of term? Is there anywhere that I can seek help? I do not belong to a union.
21:09 Mon 07th May 2007
 
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If you are a member of the Teacher's Pension Scheme Ill Health Early Retirement is an option open to you. See www.teacherspensions.co.uk.

Go and talk to your Personnel or HR Department. They will be able to help you look at your options.

Hope it works out OK.

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