Benefits & Tax Credits – An Introduction


Applying for benefits and knowing which might be appropriate in your situation can be confusing. This leaflet will help you understand what options are available.


“The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made it clear on a number of occasions over the years that people with ME/CFS are entitled to apply for a full range of sickness and disability benefits…”

We provide information about Statutory Sick Pay, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) the out of work benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) the disability benefit paid regardless of employment status, and, Universal Credit (UC) which is replacing means-tested benefits.

Please see the more detailed application guides, available from the Benefits and Insurance category of the website shop, when you decide to make an application or are considering an appeal.

Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.



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