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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 


  • Abdi_ScopeAbdi_Scope Scope Posts: 234 Pioneering
    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 Member Posts: 22,218 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.
  • raddersradders Member Posts: 6 Connected
    Hi, hope you're having a good day. I have fibromyalgia and CFS , I work full time , with adjustments and claim PIP, I also have a blue badge. I get lower rate PIP of £230 per month , which help with prescription costs, and swimming pool and massage costs etc( obviously not during lockdown 😁 ) . My advice is, keep all doctors letters, appointments and copies of prescriptions etc, send off for an application form and fill it in over few days, rather than all in one go as it can be mentally draining.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,719 Disability Gamechanger
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • raddersradders Member Posts: 6 Connected
    Hi thanks for that, I didn't know but the chemist told me about it just before lockdown, I now have an annual one, it'll save me a fortune .
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