This letter provides some background information on the classification, severity and prognosis/permanency of ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) in relation to an application for a disability aid, including a wheelchair, or an adaption in the home, or help from social services.
The fact that a significant proportion of people with ME/CFS become moderately or severely affected, and consequently require various forms of practical assistance, which may include an indoor and/or outdoor wheelchair, is recognised by the Department of Work and Pensions in, for instance, their Work Capability Assessment Handbook.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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