I’m sorry, but I really can’t see that you’re doing yourself any favours here. Why are you setting yourself up for a confrontation you can’t possibly win?
Have you got lots and lots of money (for all the court battles you’re determined to fight)? Do you really enjoy stress? Because we all know stress is great for MS, don’t we? NOT!
Unless you think you will qualify for the benefit solely on the other descriptors alone, why would you refuse to answer something that strengthens your claim?
Or, if you don’t happen to be affected by that particular problem, what’s so embarrassing about answering never/not affected?
Of course, you don’t have to answer any question - that is your right. But you can’t have it both ways - expecting to claim money in respect of a problem you refuse to discuss.
I think of it as similar to my critical illness claim, when I was first diagnosed. They wanted ALL my confidential medical records - even those that had nothing to do with MS - so would have included mental health, what contraception I was using - the lot!
I could have refused to give permission, on grounds of it being intrusive. They, in turn, could have refused to pay the insurance money. So exactly who would have gained, and who’d have lost, out of my “courageous” refusal to provide the evidence? And what would have been the point of submitting my claim?