Condition Insight Report on ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please can you provide a copy of the information (Condition insight report [CIR] and any other background information about Myalgic Encephalomyeltis (ME) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS), Fibromyalgia and Long-Covid, that is, has or will be made available to assessors who are making Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and Universal Credit Limited Capability to Work Decisions.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Kirby

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Dear Emma Kirby,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 12th
May.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

To clarify my request:

I would like to request condition insight reports and any other background material available to HPs undertaking PIP assessments, similar material available for APs undertaking assessments for the other benefits referred to within my request.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Kirby

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Dear Emma Kirby,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 23rd
May.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team