Employment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:Written question - 266887

(Portsmouth South)

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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Employment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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.
Answered by: Justin Tomlinson
Answered on: 24 June 2019

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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