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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - disability or not?

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From: William T Francis

Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,

I refer to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Read Code F286.).

Please confirm whether or not Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is considered a disability by ACC, leveraging these MoH guidelines[0]:

Severity of disability

A three-level classification of how severely people were affected by
disability. According to this definition people with:

• severe disability - receive, or need, daily help with activities such as
preparing meals, shopping, everyday housework, bathing or dressing
• moderate disability - use, or need, ‘some type of assistive device, aid or
equipment’ and/or help with certain heavier or more difficult household
tasks
• mild disability - have a disability but do not require regular help from
other people or technical aids

Again, in this request, I am seeking a simple confirmation whether or not CFS is considered a disability. This means a yes or a no to the following question:

"Does ACC consider Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a disability?"

[0] - https://www.moh.govt.nz/notebook/nbbooks...

[1] - https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/undoc...

Yours faithfully,

William T Francis

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Kia ora William

Please find attached our response to your official information request
dated 29 March 2021. If you have any questions about the response you can
contact us at this [1]address, for all other matters please use our
contact form at: [2]https://www.acc.co.nz/contact/ alternatively give us a
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