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.

Find out more with our introduction to benefits

Couple affected by MS in an appointment about benefits

You might be eligible for one or more benefits - find out more with our guide to benefits

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.

Find out more about looking for work.

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.

Hand on a stair rail paid for by a grant

The MS Society’s new Short Breaks and Activities fund enables people affected by MS to access the sort of break they choose.

Find out how to apply for a grant.

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.

Men talking at an appointment about support provision

Find out more about other financial support, including:

  • cold weather payments
  • free public transport

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