How to register as disabled?

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How do I register as disabled?

I am not after any dosh or anything, though.

Thanks.
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  • jazabelle
    jazabelle Posts: 1,707 Forumite
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    There isn't really any way to be registered disabled. If the definition of disability applies to you, which is:

    For the purposes of the Act:
    • substantial means neither minor nor trivial
    • long term means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months (there are special rules covering recurring or fluctuating conditions)
    • normal day-to-day activities include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping
    • a normal day-to-day activity must affect one of the 'capacities' listed in the Act which include mobility, manual dexterity, speech, hearing, seeing and memory.
    Then you can call yourself disabled. Councils used to have lists, but they no longer do.
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  • Invasion
    Invasion Posts: 586 Forumite
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    If you want it for concessions purposes then DLA/blue badge should do. Most councils no longer have a register for disabled people.
  • Indie_Kid
    Indie_Kid Posts: 23,077 Forumite
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    Some councils do have registers; but I believe this is only for visually impaired or hearing impaired people.
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  • jetpacker
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    It depends on what type of disability you have: deaf, blind, amputee etc. But in all cases you have to register with the local health authority. Speak to your doctor and ask for information in your local area.
  • Errata
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    Many councils stopped having a register when they discovered far more disabledf people didn't register than did which made a register useless for service planning purposes.
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  • Invasion
    Invasion Posts: 586 Forumite
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    jetpacker wrote: »
    It depends on what type of disability you have: deaf, blind, amputee etc. But in all cases you have to register with the local health authority. Speak to your doctor and ask for information in your local area.


    You do not HAVE to register with your local health authority.
  • sheeps68
    sheeps68 Posts: 670 Forumite
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    babypepsi wrote: »
    How do I register as disabled?

    I am not after any dosh or anything, though.

    Thanks.

    Why do you want to register. As many people have said most areas do not register as disabled now however if there is something you want to get out of registration there may be a much better way. eg cinema pass, blue badge etc
  • babypepsi
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    jetpacker wrote: »
    It depends on what type of disability you have: deaf, blind, amputee etc. [bold]But in all cases you have to register with the local health authority.[/bold] Speak to your doctor and ask for information in your local area.

    What is the purpose behind this?
  • dmg24
    dmg24 Posts: 33,925 Forumite
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    jetpacker wrote: »
    It depends on what type of disability you have: deaf, blind, amputee etc. But in all cases you have to register with the local health authority. Speak to your doctor and ask for information in your local area.

    'Health authorities' no longer exist, and SHAs/ PCTs do not keep lists of disabled people.
    Gone ... or have I?
  • jazabelle
    jazabelle Posts: 1,707 Forumite
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    I doubt they are up to date. I've never been asked, but I guess I would count as having one.
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