My Letter to MP about being declined NHS pension
Dear Paul Maynard MP
I applied for early retirement under grounds of ill health from the NHS and it has been rejected as they have insufficient evidence that my condition is not permanent and I had been working.
Firstly, I continued to work as I am not entitled to social security benefits and the alternative would have been living on what savings I have.
Secondly, regarding the temporary nature of my cancer which is stage 4 bowel cancer which has a five year survival of ten per cent. Therefore, my permanent state being terminally ill is simply death,
At the moment I am off work after an operation with no sick pay, just PIP and my own savings, as a former army officer who does not like to ask for help.
I would think that stage four cancer should be sufficient grounds to receive early retirement, as I have tried to avoid state benefits by working with great difficulty while having chemotherapy and now being punished for trying to have some self respect as not everyone wants to depend on the state.