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MPs tell government to improve disability benefits assessments

MS Society supporter Yolanda giving evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee

A group of MPs has set out recommendations to the government on how it can improve disability benefits assessments.

Last October, the Work and Pensions Select Committee launched an inquiry into how people are assessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

Work health and disability Green Paper response falls short

Photo shows man in mobility scooter outside Westminster holding a sign that says Make welfare make sense

This week the Government published its official response to last year's Green Paper on work, health and disability. It addresses some of our concerns, but we need more commitment to support for people with MS.

6 weeks of action for MS

Too many people affected by MS across the UK are having to fight for the treatments, care, and financial support they need. Now, more than ever - we need to speak up together.

Right now there's a lot of talk about Brexit, but we need to make sure people with MS aren’t forgotten.

“I’m part of a team rather than a one man band”: Alan, our Campaigner of the Year 2017

Alan Beevers was named Campaigner of the Year 2017 at our MS Awards for his decade of incredible local campaigning. We spoke to him to find out how he’s helping people in Moray, Scotland.

Disability hustings: asking the hard questions

The hall was packed with 150 people and the atmosphere was electric. People were rushing to the podium to talk to the speakers. Where was I? Westminster, of all places.

I was there for a hustings event with candidates from the three main political parties. This was a chance for people living with different conditions to quiz MPs about their disability policies before the 2017 general election.

5 things you need to know about today's PIP changes

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit that helps cover the extra costs you can face if you need help doing everyday tasks or find it difficult to get around. It’s replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age across the UK. 

What does the Spring Budget mean for people with MS?

Houses of Parliament at sunset from opposite bank Wikimedia Commons

For me, one of the biggest headlines to come from yesterday’s Spring Budget was the announcement of an additional £2 billion over the next three years for the social care system in England.

Campaigning for change: speaking out against ESA cuts

This year has been a busy one for our campaigners, who’ve been fighting hard to protect ESA from cuts. Our Public Affairs Officer Jonathan gave us the scoop.

Working with MS: supportive employers can make a difference

MS can change from day to day and cause extra challenges in the workplace. If you can or do work, the right support from your employer can make a big difference.

We spoke to people with MS whose supportive employers have made their working lives easier.

A watershed moment in Government welfare policy?

Major political developments over the course of the last week marked the most significant shift in Government policy and public opinion on disability benefit reform during this Parliament.

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