Employment and welfare evidence
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.
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 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.
Download our research on the PIP 20 metre rule
The cost of the PIP 20 metre rule executive summary
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The cost of the PIP 20 metre rule full report
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PIP: a step too far (2018 report)
PDF, 1.5 MB
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
Employment that works report
PDF, 1.4 MB
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.