Parliamentary Question, HMRC classification of ME, 11 August 2011

The Countess of Mar tabled a written question asking whether Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs classify M.E. as a mental health condition; and, if so, whether this accords with clinical advice.

In a written answer on 11 August 2011, Lord Sassoon (Commercial Secretary at HM Treasury) replied:

Where HM Revenue and Customs requires details of a health condition, it would look to the customer to provide medical evidence or may request details from a healthcare professional or mental health social worker.

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