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ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.


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Talking Point
March 2001
In this issue:
Vice-President’s Report
Dr Tapendra Mohan Mukherjee
Medical Seminar (May 12)
Chronic Illness on the Web
Jonathon Foote
Handy Hints
Home Assist Programs
Support Groups

Handy Hints


  1. It is possible for a young sufferers to receive Youth Allowance even if they are unable to study the 2/3 workload normally required. Some families have be able to obtain this benefit by providing 3 monthly doctor’s certificates outlining the sufferers inability to carry out such a workload.

  2. Note that the latest Centrelink mailout explained how “Social Workers are there to help.” Call 13 1021 to make an appointment with a Centrelink Social Worker. They are offering to provide counselling and support for any personal or family concerns.”

University Entrance: Don’t Panic

Student ME/CFS sufferers needn’t push themselves to complete a full 5 year 12 subjects. Parents, please be aware that a fully completed year 12 is not necessary to gain immediate entrance to university. One of our members was able to sit a STAT test at age 19, having only completed 2 year twelve subjects. That member is now studying at Flinders University.

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