In this leaflet we examine illness severity, explain how ME/CFS is officially recognised as a neurological disease and 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.
- You might also like to read: Prognosis, Permanency & Quality of Life
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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