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I am currently on long term sick leave and have been since

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I am currently on long term sick leave and have been since September last year. I was receiving SSP which has now ended. Although technically still employed l am still awaiting a date for spinal operations l require and would not envisage being able to return to work this year.
As I was 60 last year I have had to start drawing down on my pension to survive. My wife is in full time employment.
Firstly am l entitled to claim any other benefit. Also l understand that I am able to claim my holiday entitlement from my employer. Is this correct. Do l have to wait until the end of the holiday year, in this case the 31st December this year, to claim this?
Any advise you can provide would be gratefully appreciated
Kind regards
Hello how long have you worked there for?
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How long have you worked there for please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
HelloI am unable to access your response to my question. Can you please assistThank you.
Hello I have not been able to repsond yet as I am still waiting for a response to my initial query above which is how long you have worked there for? Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have worked here for 10 years this MayRegards
Thank you for clarifying. If you are on long term sick leave then your options on income are as follows:
• Sick pay – however that has now run out so you can no longer rely on that
• Government benefits – your potential entitlement to benefits is a complex matter and your eligibility will depend on your personal circumstances. To find out if you are likely to get any benefits please use the following tool:
• Insurance – you or the employer may have had a loss of income or some other kind of health insurance in place which could cover you if you are not working due to ill health
• Holidays – you continue to accrue holidays whilst on sick leave and can take them instead of being sick and be paid your normal pay for that time. If you wish to take leave for this year then the employer can allow you to take it before it has accrued, so for example take your full year’s entitlement before the end of the year. However, it is up to them if they allow that and of course if your employment was to terminate before the end of the year you may end up owing them for holidays already taken.