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Posted On: 29/03/18
MS specialist nurses tell us about the harm they see to patients trying to claim disability benefits, like Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance.
Our survey of more than 100 MS nurses shows they're being put under significant pressure to help their patients with benefits claims:
- 90% of nurses said they provided supporting evidence for benefits applications
- Of those, 58% said they worked outside of working hours to provide this evidence
- 75% said providing evidence increased their workload either a moderate amount or a lot
- 83% of everyone who answered said their patients asked for help with filling in benefits applications. Read more