Thank you for your request for information about the following:
[Q1] How many ill health applications have been received for the following years 2020, ,2021, 2022 for ME/CFS Condition
[Q2] How many of these had tier 1 approval in each of the years above
[Q3] How many of these had tier 2 level approval in each of the years above
[Q4] How many were rejected on the grounds of probability of recovery? For each of the years above.
Your request was received on 11 August 2023 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Questions 1 to 3
A copy of the information is attached.
The data provided in this FOI response counts ill-health applications received from all members including both clinicians and non-clinicians.
The 19 rejected cases have been reviewed, clinically, against the question “Was the application Rejected on the grounds of Probability of Recovery?”
The answer in all cases was yes.
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