Rejected petition Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue to be a recognised disability

Suffers are getting refused benefits and getting forced to work dispite Dr's sicknotes or getting into financial difficulties where the suffers can't get benefits. Fibromyalgia is a disabilitating illness and needs to be recognised.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

Petitions need to call on the UK Government or Parliament to take a specific action.

We're not sure exactly what you'd like the Government or Parliament to do. Laws and policies, including the Equality Act, don't list specific conditions and define them as disabilities. In most cases, it’s the impact that a health condition has on the person’s life that qualifies them for support or protection under the law.

You can find out more about showing that you're disabled under the Equality Act here:
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/protected-characteristics/showing-you-re-disabled-under-the-equality-act/

You can find out more about how eligibility for PIP is decided here:

https://www.gov.uk/pip/eligibility

You could start a new petition explaining clearly what you would like the Government or Parliament to do to support people who are suffering from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue.

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.