1st time post (I believe? Lol)…long time reader, this site is fantastic.
I had a question regarding the term commensurate occupation, I’m currently looking at being cut off next month. I’m suffering from neurological pain in areas that ain’t nice to talk about to put it nicely. I’m also facing central sensitization, and become hypersensitive.
I’m hoping that an upcoming treatment will have some effect, so far I’ve been to over 100 physiotherapy sessions. I spoke with my doctor and she advised the insurer that I couldn’t work more then potentially 20hrs a week in a letter. I face severe pain when sitting or doing repetitive tasks, the pain builds. Theres a long list of what I face, I’ve even lost consciousness once and almost a few other times from pain.
So…back to the question, how is the insurer able to ignore the maximum number of hours I can work being maybe 20, and say I’m able to work a commensurate occupation? (My previous work week was 37.5hrs)
Any light that can be shed is appreciated!