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Anyone else dealing with CFS or ME and having to claim JSA?

MrSlothMrSloth Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hey,

Not really sure what to post so I'll just say hi. Joined cause I wanted to get help with finding types of work I can do with a long-term health condition and most importantly if I'll be better of working and types of work that I could reasonably do and pay well.

Anyone well else dealing with CFS or ME and having to claim JSA?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    No one can really advice you on the work that you could possibly do because no one only yourself knows how your conditions affect you. We are all different, and you never get 2 people the same. A sitting down job maybe something to look into, rather than being stood on your feet all day.
    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.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @MrSloth

    Welcome to the community, you might like to get in touch with our Support to Work team who could help.

    You can also check the online benefits calculator to see what help you could get help with.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 374 Pioneering
    Holding down a job can be difficult with ME as you never know day to day how you are going to feel as i know as a sufferer some days just brushing my teeth can use all your energy up and even sitting at a desk job can drain your energy
    Go on to the ME charity helpline website they have people who can advise on benefits and work and living with this terrible illness.
    The good news is that the NHS are starting to recognise it.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    You can find a lot of information and support on the ME association website.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • mehrfarbigmehrfarbig Member Posts: 33 Connected
    It all depends how you are affected as some people are bed bound with ME...a well paying job will require you be quite well with fewer symptoms really. Things to consider are can you sit up, can you walk, can you stand, can you carry things, how many hours of sleep do you need a day, how long can you concentrate for etc 
    Sarah
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I have this but a lot of other stuff too.cant imagine trying too do an hour never mind anything else.hope you can get sorted
  • MrSlothMrSloth Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Sam_Scope said:
    Hi @MrSloth

    Welcome to the community, you might like to get in touch with our Support to Work team who could help.

    You can also check the online benefits calculator to see what help you could get help with.
    I already have Sam, working with them now. :)
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