Source MS Society: UK Government consults on disability benefits
Source MS Society: The UK Government just released their plans to improve disability benefits, known as a green paper. Now they want to hear your thoughts on their proposals.
We’ve waited two years for the Health and Disability Green Paper. Now we have an opportunity to make sure the UK Government knows what they need to do to make benefits work for people with MS.
Why welfare isn’t working for people with MS
We know personal independence payment (PIP) is failing people with MS. From the unfair 20 metre rule to inaccurate ‘informal observations’, and assessments that don’t reflect how MS is different for everyone and from day to day. This is costing people their independence.
We need an assessment process we can trust. Decisions need to be backed up by evidence not assumptions, and assessments carried out by people with good knowledge of MS. Read on.