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Disability Rights UK
|Fibromyalgia and claiming ESA
Employment and Support Allowance is a UK Government State Benefit replaced Incapacity Benefit, Income Support paid because of an illness or disability and Severe Disablement Allowance. This page helps fibromyalgia sufferers complete the form
Click here for help with completing the ESA claim form
An excellent place to start is our own forum section dealing with FM and Benefits
Click here for Organisations that offer advice or case work in welfare benefits
Prepare for your work capability assessment
Benefits and Work has created an online form which allows you to assess yourself using the new ESA work capability assessment just by clicking with your mouse . . . rather like an Atos health professional.
What to do if you 'fail' your work capability assessment
Explained: The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Scoring System
Personal Independence Payment - Frequently asked questions
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) from 2013.
Click here for a detailed free PIP factsheet that sets out its proposed descriptors that will measure someone's ability to carry out 'daily living activities' or 'mobility activities' that will determine whether they have a 'limited ability' or 'severely limited ability' to carry out those activities.
Fibromyalgia - Guidelines for the Disability Analyst.
Document released under the freedom of information act.
This is the training and development manual for the people carrying out the medical assessments for people claiming ESA. This is the specific chapter dealing with fibromyalgia. It has been produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Adviser.