ME/CFS – Disability Classification & Illness Severity Definitions

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In this leaflet we examine illness severity, explain how ME/CFS is officially recognised as a disability, and provide a useful disability rating scale that can help you explain your disability to others.

Description

In this leaflet we examine illness severity, explain how ME/CFS is officially recognised as a disability, and provide a useful disability rating scale that can help you explain your disability to others.

Topics discussed in this leaflet include:

  • Defining Illness Severity in ME/CFS
    • Mild
    • Moderate
    • Severe
    • Very Severe
    • Detailed definitions
  • Is ME/CFS classed as a disability by the UK Government?
    • The 2010 Equality Act Guidance
  • The ME Association Disability Rating Scale
  • Research References

Telephone Helpline

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.

Please note this leaflet 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.

ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.