Disability News for U.K. and European Union

Author: Disabled World
Updated/Revised Date: 2024/02/10
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Synopsis: Health and disability news from England, Scotland, Wales, and European countries of interest to senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Many retired people in the U.K. do not claim all the benefits that they are entitled to. Benefit rules are not needlessly generous, so if you qualify for any help, you should take up your entitlement. There are two main types of benefits: means tested and non means tested. Employers in England will no longer be able to force workers to retire before 65, unless they can justify it. The U.K. government announced that firms are barred from imposing arbitrary retirement ages. Underage discrimination proposals from the Department of Trade and Industry, workers are allowed to work on until 70 if they wish.

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In the U.K. Directgov offers disabled people information on independent living, financial support, health and social services, employment, and travel.

This Act has been significantly extended, including by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. It now gives disabled people rights in the areas of:

The Act requires public bodies to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people. It also allows the government to set minimum standards so that disabled people can use public transport easily.

U.K. Seniors

Employers in England will no longer be able to force workers to retire before 65, unless they can justify it. The government has announced that firms will be barred from 2006 from imposing arbitrary retirement ages. Underage discrimination proposals from the Department of Trade and Industry, workers are allowed to work on until 70 if they wish.

Many retired people in the U.K. do not claim all the benefits that they are entitled to. Benefit rules are not needlessly generous, so if you qualify for any help, you should take up your entitlement. There are two main types of benefits: means tested and non means tested.

Statistics: Disability in The U.K.

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