Thanks everyone x now I have to do the boring stuff now and let people know like the DVLA - travel insurance that kind of thing.
[/quote] Hi. Do we have to inform DVLA ? What about my home insurance ? I never gave these people a thought. Stephen.[/quote]
You have to tell the DVLA if you are diagnosed with a neurological condition. If you don’t and you’re in a crash, you can get a fine of up to £1000. What generally happens is that they put you on a 3 year renewable licence for cars only. If you drive something other than a car, you have to sit a test.
Travel insurance is optional, but if something happens to you that is to do with MS and they find out that you hadn’t declared it, they can (and probably will) decline to cover you. If you declare a condition, they will tell you a price for your cover with and without the condition covered. It’s worth shopping about because the premiums vary massively.
There is no one else that you have to tell that I know of. Check your mortgage policy (and anything else) for critical health cover though - MS is a claimable condition and there is often a time limit to when you can claim. Obviously, if you are taking out new policies and it is relevant (e.g. BUPA, life insurance), then you have to declare it or the policy will probably be voided.