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MS sufferers forced to endure ‘unnecessary and stressful’ benefit appeals, 13 Dec 2018 19:11 #12066

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MS sufferers forced to endure ‘unnecessary and stressful’ benefit appeals, says charity

MS sufferers forced to endure "distressing and draining" PIP appeals, despite record numbers of incorrect decisions.

People suffering with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are being forced to go through “stressful” appeals in order to prove their entitlement for disability benefits, a leading UK charity claims.

The MS Societysays a lack of knowledge and training about the condition means that private benefit assessors fail to understand the devastating impact MS can have on people’s day-to-day lives.

The charity says that living with MS can cost people an extra £200 a week in additional living costs, but controversial changes to the benefits system have resulted in 8,663 people with MS having their benefits reward reduced or removed entirely.

Cruel welfare changes have seen Disability Living Allowance (DLA) replaced with Personal Independence Payments (PIP), which has much tougher eligibility criteria and has been blamed for leaving sick and disabled people without the vital support they desperately need.

The new disability benefit has faced widespread criticism, especially in regard to the proportion of claimants who are wrongly refused the benefit or denied sufficient levels of support.

Figures show that more than four in five MS sufferers succcesfully challenge decisions to cut or axe their benefit when moved from DLA to PIP.

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MS sufferers forced to endure ‘unnecessary and stressful’ benefit appeals, 14 Dec 2018 09:33 #12069

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And sadly, nothing will change until the Tories are out. People only realise what`s going on when it comes to their door. And it will at some point.
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MS sufferers forced to endure ‘unnecessary and stressful’ benefit appeals, 14 Dec 2018 10:09 #12072

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We are told, Unemployment at Record Lows, People in Work at record Highs,
Many Disabled Could Work, IF There was work in there area, So that leaves the Hard to Help back into Work, Hard to place;
Its only a Minority, Despite what the Gutter Press and Channel-5 say; But No account is made in these Appeals for the Victims,
OK there appeals, And let them get on with life,
IF This Government want to save Money, Go after the Million's of Pounds lost through Rich Tax Dodgers, There are Far more of them.
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