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Signed off work RSI

Posted by Vannetais - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by geegee42 - 3 years ago

With me the Doctor at the RSI had à letter from my doctor, copies of my X rays and the information regarding all the treatment I had received, she examined me, discussed my problems , agreed I was unable to work and regarded as disabled, this type of assessment only applys to the self employed, its similar assessment for employed but dealt with by a different department of the state.

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Posted by winda1 - 3 years ago

Out of interest, how did Rsi asses that you were disabled but not enough to not do your job.  Did they put you through an examination making you do things that you do in your profession?

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Posted by Vannetais - 3 years ago

Following on from my last post, I have received a letter from the RSI confirming that I have a disability but not sufficient to prevent me from doing my job. The limit of disability must surpass 66%. Apparently the works Doctor uses a book to assess your limitations; from this they calculate the percentage. For me I know my limitations in my job function, I have lost the speed, the weight I can lift and cannot and certain functions I cannot do at all any longer, making me uncompetitive in a very competitive business. I now have two letters confirming from individual professionals who state that due to my incapacity I can no longer peruse my profession. I have been advised to seek legal advice in the courts in Vannes; it is free advice as we do not pay Tax on our income. If it is positive I will fight my corner at a tribunal.  

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Posted by Vannetais - 3 years ago

Excuse the gaff about winning my own house, Typo. Wish I had won some money, life is not too easy when you cannot work, seriously regretting ever coming here now. 

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Posted by Vannetais - 3 years ago

Thank you for your reply, geegee42. I have a certificate from the surgeon which states I am unable to do my job and that nothing can be done to rectify my problem. I am going to see my Doctor Friday to ask him to put a letter together to explain that I am unable to do my job. After all it was my GP who told me I could apply for a pension, so I followed his instruction. I am not an AE so I have had to continue my RSI payments and there is no such assistance for me from the RSA as I won my own house. In a nut shell it looks like I will be fighting a counter claim against the médecine du travail. We are quite frankly disgusted that a decision was made like this by the médecine du travail when I did not know I was going to his office to be assed, I find it all very under hand. He has offered me no advice during my time off sick, which has been 1 year to date. The problem I have now is do I shut my business or do I keep it going during my counter claim?  

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Posted by geegee42 - 3 years ago

One you don't pay social charges on sickness benefit, its not regarded as income, you may have been entitled for a top up from the social security system, its RSA, self employed are entitled to it as well ,depending on what you receive in sickness benefit you may or may not have been entitled, you shouldn't have declared your sickness benefit as income, I don't know what regime you are in but if an AE you should have marked income as zero on your quarterly returns, do not declare your sickness benefit as income on your tax return its exempt. For the disability pension you need your doctor to write to the RSI , the RSI will then contact you with the date for an appointment to be assessed by their doctor, only he or she can decide what level of disability you are on, if they décidé you are unfit for work you will receive a disability pension, but as the sickness benefit you have received is at the base level then the pension will not be much more, if they decide you are partially disabled as in unable to do your normal job but able to do something else, you will receive a partial disability pension, the base amount they pay is the same whether partial or fully. I was placed on partial then three months later on full, payments where the same, only difference is when on full disability you can claim a top up. It usually works like this.It looks like you have been assessed as fit for work, all you can do now is try and get your doctor to contact the RSI and explain your situation and ask for another reassessment.