Get fibromyalgia sufferers more support in the UK

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I am writing this petition as a newly diagnosed Fibromyalgia sufferer. This auto-immune disease has taken over my life for the last 8 months. In turn, this means that I am not able to work, do normal daily activities or look after myself in the capacity that a normal adult woman should be able to. The consequence of this is that I am in a financial position that I have never been in in my life, with the possibility of losing my home due to financial constraints.

I am in the process of going through the rigorous benefits system in the UK, which is endless paperwork and very long waiting times. Most of which are negative outcomes. 

I have been a UK tax payer since I was 15 years old and I strongly believe that with a disability like this that falls under the Equality Act 2010 we should be entitled to more financial help. The benefits system makes it almost impossible for many people like me to get any help as most claims are joint, which I strongly believe should not be in these circumstances. People in my position will end up losing everything that they have achieved in their lifetime due to this disease. And I believe that we need to fight this with everything that we have. 

So please sign this petition so that the government will have to rethink their strategies and how benefits money is distributed to the disabled.