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TOPIC: ME/CFS

ME/CFS 3 months 4 days ago #227627

Hi, Does ME/CFS class as a disability for PIP please?

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ME/CFS 3 months 4 days ago #227634

Tinkie2poos wrote: Hi, Does ME/CFS class as a disability for PIP please?


PIP does not look directly at your conditions, it considers the limitations that result from them in regard to a range of standard activities. So PIP can be awarded because of ME/CFS but having ME/CFS does not mean that you will receive an award.

See our PIP Claim guide for an understanding of the criteria that you need to meet.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/pip

Gordon

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ME/CFS 2 months 4 weeks ago #227966

Everything I've read on the subject does suggest that it's extremely difficult to get PIP for ME/CFS though, at least at a first attempt (my caree is a sufferer too, and was given 0 points, having previously had standard rate for care and enhanced rate for mobility under DLA), so be prepared to go the mandatory reconsideration and appeal route to get anywhere :( You may be able to find some useful advice on the S4ME forums and other UK-based ME/CFS forums.

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Carer for a long-term ME/CFS sufferer
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