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Financial and legal issues

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Financial and legal issues can be big questions that may take some time to think through. Take your time and seek advice where appropriate.

On this page you'll find links to more information that may be useful.


Information on benefits for people with a disability or care needs due to their MS or for people caring for someone with MS.

Find out more about benefits and organisations that can help you claim them

Grants and financial help

There are a number of possible sources of financial help for specific items or for short breaks.

Resources for people looking for grants

Help with health costs


If you live in England and need prescription medicines on a regular basis, pre-payment certificates (PPC) may be a more cost effective.   Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelnd

Read more about prescription charges

NHS Low Income Scheme

If you are on a low income but are not exempt from charges for NHS prescriptions, dental or optician services or for travel to receive treatment, the NHS Low Income Scheme may be able to help

Read more about the NHS Low Income Scheme


The Blue Badge scheme provides parking benefits for people with a disability who travel either as a driver or a passenger.  If you receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) you may be able to apply for free or reduced vehicle tax on your car.

Read more about help for drivers with MS


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