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Fibromyalgia and benefits

LandLand Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi everybody hope your keeping  safe.
Does anybody suffer fibromyalgia and get help with benefits while working part time 

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  • Abdi_ScopeAbdi_Scope Member, DPO Posts: 95 Courageous
    Hi @Land - its great to have you here in our Community. We hope you find some like-minded people here and some reassurance and advice that helps with your particular issue. Have a look around the different boards - if you can’t find a board that relates to what you have in mind, feel free to post it here and myself and my colleagues will try to redirect you. Again, welcome.  :smile:
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Lots of people have fibromyalgia and claim benefits while working part time. Whether you're entitled to any benefits though will totally depend on your circumstances. With no information it's impossible to give any further help regarding means tested benefits. If you live with a partner that works then the only benefit that's possible to claim will be Universal Credit. Whether you're entitled to this will depend on your household income.

    PIP isn't means tested but claiming this will depend on how your conditions affect you against the PIP descriptors. Evidence will be needed to support your claim. However because of Covid19 pandemic no face to face assessments are being carried out for at least 3 months. A new claim for PIP could take quite some time. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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