hello is heart disease considered a disability under the disability act?
Physical impairment plus long term nature criteria seem to imply it is but the BHF nurse I called today said no.
They explained their answer as if you can work why would you be considered disabled. A bit astonishing as last time I looked being disabled (whatever that may be due to re vast array of issues) did not preclude a person from being employed.
I am wondering if the nurse confused it with medical retirement as they said doctor would have to confirm disability???
For my own purposes trying to consider if I should be recognised under disability act? I was told need to have been diagnosed for 12 months so I can see this refers to the long term criteria.