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Why it is very important to get good advice before resigning or leaving work

If your illness has progressed or work is becoming a bit difficult and you are thinking it is time to either reduce your hours or leave completely, it is wise to get good advice before telling your employer. This is because:

  • Under some insurance funds you can lose your right to claim some disability benefits if your employment is terminated for reasons other than disability.
  • If you stop work because you have resigned or because you have become redundant, it can make disability claims harder to negotiate. Your rights of appeal can also be affected.

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