Sorry for starting a new post but this interests me, especially the UK based people.
My story is here Ongoing vertigo issues by a newbie and unfortunately after an improvement of my vertigo earlier in the year I have had a few wobbly moments in recent weeks which culminated into a major attack yesterday and I am now feeling pretty much like I did at the start of this awful vertigo journey. So literally back to square one.
When this all started two years ago I was put on Employment and Support Allowance due to being unfit for work and my GP and consultants were very helpful, but the delightful Dept Work and Pensions decided last summer that after a one hour assessment and the fact I could make myself a sandwich I was declared fit for work, despite having a vertigo attack at the assessment!!
So I ended up on Job Seekers Allowance although obviously I couldn’t do my usual job which is as a driver. Between September 16 and the present I have applied for over 350 jobs and have received a grand total of two interviews which I suspect has something to do with having to list your medical conditions on applications and now with the vertigo back I am suddenly going to have to consider trying to apply for ESA again although if this doesn’t clear up my only option long term may be to either sell or let my house and move back home just so I have some income.
So I was just wondering how others with vertigo cope financially whether it’s through having an understanding employer or through some sort of sickness benefit?