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Hi, my name is paulwiltshire12345!

paulwiltshire12345 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi can you tell me if my illness Steven John's syndrome is down as a disability as it stops me from carrying on normally when I have a outbreak normally last 4 weeks I can't eat or drink properly and I am also unimployable because of my illness


  • Alex
    Alex Scope Posts: 1,305 Pioneering
    Hi Paul,

    Welcome to the community! It depends what you mean by "down as a disability". The Government say:
    A person is considered to have a disability if they report a long-standing illness, disability or impairment which causes substantial difficulty with day-to-day activities. This is the core definition of disability in the Equality Act.
    It sounds like this definition might apply to you.

    Are you asking because you're interesting in benefits you might be eligible for?


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