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Type 2 and disability benefit

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ZACNEMMA, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. ZACNEMMA

    ZACNEMMA · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, hope you don't mind me asking but I am interested in how many type 2's get disability benefit? Thankyou
     
  2. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    I suspect very few do, but I don't know. Personally I don't regard T2 or T1 as a disability in the sense of needing benefit payments unless there is advanced organ damage?
     
  4. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There may be people who are on disability for other conditions and they also happen to have T2 diabetes.
     
  5. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I doubt T2 prevents people from working unless they have lost their feet and have gone blind etc.
     
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    Tim55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know any.

    I have a medical exemption certificate which covers prescription costs and eye test fees but that is all.
     
  8. edan

    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've no idea why you would need disability benefits for t2 alone - disability benefits are there to pay for carers etc. You might need them if you have complications eg amputations or blindness.
     
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