Benefits

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

Prescriptions

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

Driving

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

Insurance

Information on looking for insurance, telling insurers about your MS and support if you have a complaint against an insurance company

Find out more about insurance

Last updated: 10 September 2015
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