Hi guys and girls!
Hope you’re all well. I met another person with MS at the weekend, we shared our stories. He told me that he’s on PIP and that I should claim for it. I have thought about it in the past and others have told me too but I’ve always talked myself out of it. When I had my first relapse (about 3 or 4 years ago) this certainly would have made me eligible as for about 6 months my boyfriend had to care for me. I couldn’t walk, couldn’t even get myself dressed. I made an almost full recovery from this; the only thing im left with is tingling in my left hand.
I have had small relapses since such as a heavy tingly leg and have also had a spot of optic neuritis.
so basically I wanted to know, when you apply for PIP do you answer questions based on how your MS affects you at this moment in time, or how it affects you when you’re having a relapse? If it’s the latter then I’ll definately apply for it. I just don’t want to take the mickey.