Source MS Society: Welfare support is vital for many people with MS. It helps us manage the extra costs of the condition, stay in work for longer and participate fully in society.
BMSTC Member Sue Doughty is mentioned in the article - "Sue Doughty lives in Twyford, Berkshire. She has multiple sclerosis. She faced homelessness and had to rely on help from her daughter.
Following a year spent in appeal, the Court of Tribunal awarded Sue PIP ongoing for life."
Source ITV Meridian News:
Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects more than 1100,000 people in the UK but the MS Society claims that it's becoming more difficult for sufferers to claim disability benefit.
The charity is highlighting the case of a trainee veterinary nurse...
Source Parliament UK:
As part of our inquiry on PIP and ESA Assessments, the Work and Pensions Committee would like to hear about your experience of claiming PIP or ESA.
Source MS Society:
From the 29th September, some people with MS won't have to be re-tested for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) after their next reassessment.
Last October the Government announced it would stop ESA reassessments for people with severe conditions who can't...
Ministers have spent almost £40m in an “appalling” attempt to stop sick and disabled people receiving the financial help they are entitled to, The Independent can reveal.
A third of MS sufferers who previously received the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance have had their payments downgraded since 2013