Benefits, work and money
An MS diagnosis can mean changes to your working life.
Many people continue to work for years after being diagnosed, while others find that MS symptoms make their job difficult.
Find out more about disability benefits, working with MS, MS Society grants and other financial support.
The benefits system is complex, and the rules often change. Before you start, it is often worth seeking expert advice from a benefits adviser.
Many people continue to work, or alter their working patterns or job to suit their needs.
If you're looking for work, your local Jobcentre Plus can give advice about every aspect of your job search.
The MS Society can give grants towards items you may need as a result of your MS, if there is no health or social services funding available. They can also advise you of other sources of funding.
The MS Society’s new Short Breaks and Activities fund enables people affected by MS to access the sort of break they choose.
In addition to the disability benefits you might be able to claim, there are various grants and concessions that might make living with MS easier.
Find out more about other financial support, including:
- cold weather payments
- free public transport