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Hi guys.. Im seeing the rheumatologist on Monday as Bern suffering chronic fatigue, low mood, and pain all over. For the last week I've been getting like electric shock feeling in my fingers and feet. I am currently working but have been signed off pending hospital appointment. I'm worried how I will survive financially as I rent privately a one bed flat and it's higher than the maximum allowance of 350. Is there any other support out there does anyone know?

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If you go on the Citizens Advice Bureau's website under the section Benefits for the sick and disabled you will see there is alot of help out there. They also have a calculator so you can pop in your own personal circumstances and see what you may be entitled to. It would be good to book an appointment with them and see someone face to face.

Unless there is no other suitable accommodation they will often only give housing benefit up to a certain price so as I said before get some advice.

Best of luck with the hospital appointment do let us know how you get on.x


Hi Nessy1

Here is a link about various benefits that you can look into claiming for :

It may also be a good idea for you to have a chat with our Benefits Adviser Janet. Once again here are all of her details:

I very much hope that you are able to get something sorted out.

Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

Lu xx



Hello and welcome to our friendly fibro forum where we can offer support, advice, help and information.

Have you seen our Mother Site ? Here you will find everything fibro including guides and links to our Benefits Lady Janet.

Fibromyalgia is recognised by the DWP so you may be eligible for benefits.

If you go to GOV.UK you will find information about benefits, reduced working hour and ways in which your employer can alter the workplace to suit your needs.

Hope we will see you chatting around the forum.



Hi Nessy1

Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I am so genuinely sorry to read of how you have been suffering and struggling and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck with your Rheumatology appointment.

I can see that you have been given some wonderful replies and advice about benefits so I will simply and sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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Thank you guys for your help. It also makes me feel less alone :)


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