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Clifford

Clifford

Clifford was diagnosed with primary progressive MS in June 2018

Clifford

The challenges of navigating the UK disability benefits system

Clifford is 51 and lives in West Yorkshire, he shares his experience of navigating disability benefits before and after his diagnosis with MS. I was diagnosed with primary progressive MS in June 2018. For a couple of years I’d had severe back pain and was struggling to walk. I later found out this was related to MS. I'd heard of it but thought it only affected young women. I know now that's not true at all.

Has welfare become unfair?

The year I was diagnosed with progressive MS was the darkest year of my life. To make it even worse, I had to deal with the DWP and the anxiety and stress only got worse. Last month I went to launch of the Disability Benefit Consortium’s report - ‘Has Welfare Become Unfair’.

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