Employment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Labour, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that job centre staff are aware of the effect of myalgic encephalomyelitis on an individual's ability to work.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department is committed to ensuring all claimants have access to the right tailored support when they need it. Work Coaches are trained to adjust conditionality to reflect individual circumstances, particularly those with caring responsibilities or health conditions.

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