not sure what you mean by DDA but i am covered under the DLA in the UK for my Lupus it was a struggle getting it but you just have to be hounest with them and be really open to any investigations they want to do. I also found it helpful to send a quick note from my specialist and my GP with my claim form before they requested it. Hope this helps.
Thanks for your reply that's good to know. I am currently signed off for 4 weeks due to SLE flare up, my whole body is in pain. My work is calling me in for Stage One Sickness interview on 16/10/08, despite the fact that I declared my illness to them since 2003 and have never fallen ill previously.
I was wondering if I come under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995?
I see you are in London. Is there some reason why you have posted in US Social Security benefits ?:hehe: DDA stands for Disability Discrimination Act but I don't know if it has the same name in the USA.
No worries - you will soon get the hang of the forums I have moved your post to UK Disability Benefits. On the index page its just under the US Social Security Benefits. I have sent you a Private Message to let you know where its been moved to.
Dear Honey Girl as far as I am aware you have some protection, but I believe we do not have the specific more detailed protection given to cancer and MS for instance. This is my understanding, but maybe someone like the Disability Law Society would know more. Try Googling them.
I am sorry you are getting aggravation about your illness.
I took my company to tribunal after they discriminated against me when i was pregnant and having really bad lupus flares, it was under the discrimination act, you have to be strong if this is the route you are taking and stay positive as they will try to bully you in any which way they can. If you told them about your illness then i think you should have some kind of grounds the best thing to do is search tribunal cases online under the same kinds of circumstances as yours, you should bring up any info on recent cases and their outcomes this could give you a better idea of your chances.
Hope you get better soon and things get a bit easier,