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Can I get registered as a disabled person?

geek84
geek84 Member Posts: 85 Courageous

Good Morning

I hope you’re all well and please let me know if this is the wrong forum for posting my question.

I am a male and approaching 50 years of age.  I was born with a whole host of problems:

Cervical Myelocele

Meningo Myelocele

Right Convergent Strabismus

Deformity Of Right Foot

Spinal Deformity

Operation for Squint

Occipital Meningocele

Right Hemiparesis

Incoordination of right Hand


I have live with all this since birth.  However, because my parents had emigrated to England and had language problems, it was never considered that I should be registered as disabled.

I know a lot of you may think it's a bit too late in the day now, but could I get registered as a disabled person?  Who can I contact to get more information on this?


Thanks in advance for your responses.






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  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Member Posts: 603 Pioneering
    Why would you want to get registered as disabled? The only registers I know of, are the hearing and sight impaired registers. Just having a diagnosis of a hearing or sight impairment wouldn't be enough. You'd have to be able unable to read (or hear) a certain amount to register, which is done by a specialist.
  • geek84
    geek84 Member Posts: 85 Courageous
    Thanks for your reply.

    I want to get registered so that I can tick the appropriate boxes when applying for jobs.
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
    @geek84 when you apply for jobs they ask on the form, do you have a disability? You tick yes. Thats all you need to do. Thats what I do.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    There is no Official register of disabled people
    There are various Cards that you can apply for which give concessions and discounts

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Member Posts: 603 Pioneering
    Ah, I see. If you're classed as disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has lasted for 12 months (the exception being terminal illness) and affects your ability to do day to day things, such as communicating, walking, etc.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Do you have a PIP award ?
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    Personally I wouldn't want to be and don't view myself as such either. 
    It's only a word I agree.

    Application forms for anything not just work ask if you have any health health conditions.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • geek84
    geek84 Member Posts: 85 Courageous
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @geek84 Pleased to meet you.  I was born with my disabilities.  Never registered .  Always just say on the forms are you registered?  When I was applying for employment.  Have just put a sheet of paper in.  Added my disabilities.

    Because it says any additional information.  Tick the box.  Said what the issues are.  No problems

    Hope that helps.

    Take care

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  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Member Posts: 603 Pioneering
    Nit every disabled person can get a blue badge.
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  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Member Posts: 603 Pioneering
    It doesn't work like that. There are certain criteria and just having a disability isn't one. I've got dual sense loss and can't get one.
  • whistles
    whistles Member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    I receive pip enhanced mobility I believe I can? 
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2018
    For a blue badge you must score 8 points in the moving around activity. Points for planning will not give automatic entitlement

    CR
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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    From the DoT guide

    5
    Do you
    automatically
    qualify for a
    badge
    ?
    1. People who automatically
    qualify for a badge:
    A person is automatically eligible for a badge if they are over
    two years old and meet at least one of the following criteria:
    a
    receives the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of the
    Disability Living Allowance;
    b
    receives a Personal Independence Payment for being unable
    to walk further than 50 metres (a score of 8 points or more
    under the ‘moving around’ activity of the mobility component);
    c
    is registered blind (severely sight impaired);
    d
    receives a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement; or
    e
    has received a lump sum benefit within tariff levels 1-8 of
    the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation)
    Scheme and has been certified as having a permanent and
    substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very
    considerable difficulty in walking.
    Explanation
    If you are applying for a badge under any of these criteria
    you will automatically qualify, provided you have the right
    documentation to support your application and can provide
    proof of your identity and proof that you are a resident in the
    local authority in which you are applying.

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • geek84
    geek84 Member Posts: 85 Courageous
    Good Morning Folks

    I hope you're all well and many thanks for your responses.

    However, can we kindly stick to the query I posted originally - whether or not I should get registered as a disabled person?

    Thanks so much.

Brightness

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