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kridders
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Posted - 06/09/2005 :  23:06:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took myself off the disabled register in my 20's (1977 aprox) when my epileptic fits stopped. However under the DDA 1995 I am sitll considered as disabled as my disability is affecting my work.

Is it necessary for me to re-register


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Admin
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Posted - 13/09/2005 :  14:07:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Kridders

I take it you were asking about registering on the Disabled Workers Database.

No you don’t need to be ‘registered’ disabled.

All that we ask is that you could, if asked, produce some kind of ‘independent’ evidence of disability.

This evidence could include things like; being in receipt of DLA; a doctors letter; social services report; Blue divers badge; consultants report or any other ‘independent’ form of evidence.

Notice we are not asking you to produce this evidence, only to declare that you could produce it if asked.

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trebor
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12/11/2006 :  10:15:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
during those years you had to register with your council you were disabled, this is now not required since the law states we are to be treated the same as non disabled, but some council will still do this and keep your name on a data base in case you require help. but you need not register anymore
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silver760
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Posted - 27/06/2007 :  19:12:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This bring up an interesting question,
These days,what is and is not considered a disability?I fall under the "Disabled" catagory due to suffering from chronic pancreatits,ulna nerve neuropthy and trigeminal nerve neuralgia (Plus a few other related problems).This according to the consultants/gp etc I see makes me "Disabled",though I do not consider myself to be disabled.
Stewart
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Admin
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Posted - 28/06/2007 :  10:51:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

This both very broad sweeping and vague, What is substantial? How long is long-term? What are normal day-to-day activities?

  • According to William Hauge the Minister responsible for the Act substantial means 'neither minor nor trivial'. Of course what is minor or trivial is still open to interpretation.
  • long term means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months (However recurring or fluctuating conditions are included)
  • normal day-to-day activities include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping, it doesn't necessarily cover an individual person to do a particular job, for example I couldn't consider myself to be disabled because of my inability to be a professional heavy-weight lifter.
  • Normal day-to-day activities must affect one of the 'capacities' listed in the Act which include mobility, manual dexterity, speech, hearing, seeing and memory.


It is estimated that 1 in 6 could be considered disabled under the Act and by 2027 this could br as high as 1 in 3.

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