Employment and welfare evidence

People with MS should be given support to stay in work as long as possible.

Where welfare is provided, it should be accessible and work for everyone with MS who needs it. Find out more about our evidence on employment and welfare support for people with MS.

Poverty and MS

The most recent estimates show that almost two fifths of disabled working age adults are in poverty. Compared to around a fifth of non-disabled working age adults. This report uses existing evidence to understand how likely people with or affected by MS are to experience poverty and the reasons for this.

PIP fails: How the PIP process betrays people with MS

Since the introduction of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in 2013, we've heard countless stories from people with multiple sclerosis (MS) about how difficult it is to get the support they need. ‘Humiliating’ and ‘degrading’ are two words we hear often about the claims process.

But as we show in this report, there are significant yet simple changes that the UK Government can make immediately to improve the process and build trust.

Download our research on the PIP assessment process

The cost of the PIP 20 metre rule

The UK Government will save £83.3m over three years as a result of cutting PIP support from people with MS.

But our research suggests this will be outweighed by £92.7m in knock-on costs to UK Government.

All Party Parliamentary Group for MS report on employment

Many people with MS who feel able to work aren’t getting the right support in the workplace. This report by the APPG for MS looks at the ways MS can cause significant challenges at work.

It also includes recommendations on how to improve employment support for people with MS.

Download the Employment that works report

MS: Enough. Make welfare make sense

In 2015 we surveyed 1,780 people with MS about the role of disability benefits in lives and their experience of the system.

What they told us became the basis of our campaign aims for our MS: Enough campaign.