ME/CFS and Companion Card

Michelle O'Brien made this Government Information (Public Access) request to NSW Department of Family and Community Services

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Dear NSW Department of Family and Community Services,

1. Could you please provide the number of applications each year from 2015-current that are applied for on the basis of a diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) also known as Chronic fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Chronic Fatigue.

2. Could you provide any inforomation that relates to policys, precedures, memo's, emails that contain information to lead the compaion card program to the vew that "me/cfs is not likley to meet the critera" for the companion card program as per the application form.

Yours faithfully,

Right to Information Unit, NSW Department of Family and Community Services

Dear Kate,

In order for the Department of Communities and Justice to assist you, I would advise you to lodge a formal access application, which can be done online by visiting our website at

If you have any queries about this process, please contact us by email.

Kind regards,
Hayley Croft
A/ OGIP Senior Advisor
Open Government, Information and Privacy
Department of Communities and Justice
Locked Bag 4028, Ashfield NSW 2131

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