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If you have a bleeding disorder, it is important to understand the difference between a medical condition and a disability.
When you are applying for government benefits or services, the terms ‘haemophilia’, ‘von Willebrand disease’, ‘inherited bleeding disorder’, and ‘genetic disorder’ are considered to be medical conditions. When you give your medical history, you will disclose these if asked to ensure your records are accurate.
Having a medical condition is not deemed a ‘disability’ in itself, but you may develop a disability as a consequence of this medical condition, or your bleeding disorder can contribute to your disability.
Date last reviewed: 16 September 2021