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Is ch or cch classed as being disabled.

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#1 Sun, 19/07/2015 - 13:45
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Is ch or cch classed as being disabled.

Just like to no his ch or cch classed as a disability i was told if you can walk 250 m and move your arms  it's it's not class as being disabled.if it his  we're  would i get information stating it his.many thanks

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Mon, 20/07/2015 - 08:47
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how can you walk out in the street at the peak of your cluster attack.

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 07:44
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Yes, both Chronic and Episodal Cluster Headaches are disabilities.

If you search the NHS website for Cluster Headache it will direct you to OUCH as 'they are the experts'.

Simply go to the FAQ page on this website.

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Tue, 21/07/2015 - 21:46 (Reply to #3)
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Phil,  Can never find much about CPH but wondered if this has ever been referred to as a disability - in the same way as CH?  Interested to hear if you know?  Thanks,

Nero

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Thu, 23/07/2015 - 08:59
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You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

I think calling our helpline would be a good move, also NeuroSupport should be able to help too. They have a topic section on this forum.

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Fri, 24/07/2015 - 07:45
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I don't think there is any doubt that CH/CCH, CPH, or any other TAC is a disability. I think the issue is more about how useful that fact is to a person in various situations. So it depends if you are in a discrimination, abuse, employment, or benefits situation. All of these have different laws and rules that apply.

The one I understand best is benefits, and for these the issue is not whether the person is disabled or not, but how severely they are affected. A person can be disabled but the effects/impact of the disability do not reach the criteria that qualifies them for benefits.

Harriet.

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