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MS: Enough

Having MS is enough. It shouldn't be made harder by a welfare system that doesn't make sense.

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.

But our welfare system often ignores invisible symptoms like pain and fatigue and doesn't recognise how MS symptoms fluctuate.

The assessment criteria for PIP fail to capture the difficulties people face. And benefits assessors don't always take evidence provided by professionals into account. Too often people with MS are under pressure to repeatedly prove they need support.

Making progress

September 2015  We launched MS: Enough with a petition and video asking 'Does Emma need benefits?'