Hi I'm after some advice . A few days ago I was diagnosed with CFS by a consultant at a CFS clinic. I'm waiting for a letter confirming my diagnosis . My consultant has advised I reduce my working hours ASAP. I'm currently on my 5th week of sickness from work . It's not going to be financially viable for me to reduce my working hours but I also know that the hours I do are going to be unattainable. I also have young children so it's not a case of being able to work and rest . It's work , more work , rest at normal bed time . Sometimes , I'm so tired I can't even speak - I can manage a grunt ! How do people cope financially? I've heard PIP is nigh on impossible to get with CFS . I can't qualify for tax credits - even though the HMRC websites say they class someone as disabled if they can't work an 8 hour day , 5 days per week... BUT to tick the disability box , you have to be in receipt of other disability benefits - which I can't get ! It's a vicious circle : what do I do ?