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is on the sick in england called disability living allowance or is that a different allowence?

My friend who gets disability living allowance because of men tel health issues.has just been diagnosed with diabetes 2 has been told he should be on the sick but i said your on the sick with disability living allowance am i right or wrong please HELP solve an disagreement .

Asked By: Kathleen. - 1/16/2011
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DLA is a non-means tested benefit for people with disabilities. It can be paid to people who work as well as people who don't (for example Professor Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University would be eligible due to the severity of his disabilities, but he still works). Eligibility is down to the level of your... More
Answered By: Alison - 1/16/2011
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Maybe tell us if your friend works If he works and is off sick then he can get SSP = sick pay Type 2 diabetes is not classed as an illness as it is treatable by diet and exercise My boss has type 2 and works full time
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Answered By: Jan409 - 1/16/2011
 
If your friend is already on DLA that's all he'll get. He won't get SSP if he's not working, and if he works or gets any other benefit the DLA will stop. But basically you're right, if he's on DLA he's already "on the sick".
Answered By: Downtide - 1/16/2011
 
You only get sick pay if you are off work with an illness, unless of course you are an illegal immigrant then you will get every benefit under the sun thrown at you!
Answered By: stickadiddle - 1/16/2011
 
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