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    Why register as disabled?
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    • 22nd Oct 08, 12:54 PM
    Why register as disabled? 22nd Oct 08 at 12:54 PM
    I read with interest the "sticky" on what the definition of disabled is, but I wonder what are the benefits of registering as disabled for older, retired people.

    My wife, aged 78, broke her neck l6 months ago, leaving her with extremely limited movement in her right arm, shoulder and leg. Apart from medical attention (Physiotherapy) and attendence allowance, we get no help. I am 81 and get no carers allowance and because we have some savings, we have to pay a cleaner, gardener and handyman.

    Would there be benefits in registering as disabled, and, if so, how does my wife go about it?

    Any advice on sources of assistance would be gratefully received.
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