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I have Fibromyalgia, Osteo porosis and arthritis - am I entitled to benefits?
Hi, I'm new here, but came across this site by accident. I have Fibromyalgia, Osteo porosis and arthritis. I had to give up my job of 22 years in primary school in 2012, after having almost a year off with long term sick leave while I tried to get the Fibromyalgia under control. To date, I have claimed nothing in monetary terms, having been informed by my doctor that Fibromyalgia is not recognised as a "bona fide" condition. So I was interested to read some of the comments on here about your struggles to claim benefits. I feel like I should be entitled to something, after all, ive paid into the system for over 40 years, and since leaving my job ive had to rely on my husband to care for me financially. It seems like a minefield to get through and I must admit I'm at a loss to knew even where to start to begin the process of claiming.