Rejected petition Make chronic migraines and cluster headaches a registered disability

Too many people in the United Kingdom are taking lengthy times off work and school due to their migraines and cluster headaches, and it is not taken seriously enough. People are expected to just work through it, however they are different from headaches and come with a wide range of side effects.

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MIGRAINE TRUST
NHS

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.

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 migraines and cluster headaches.

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