Learn to navigate the NHS/Social Care system and you will have plenty of NHS evidence for ESA and PIP.
GENERATE NHS PAPERWORK - EVIDENCE - ON YOUR MS:
This is important - for being put into the ESA Support Group - especially incontinence - a passport to ESA.
You need to get how your MS symptoms are affecting you documented by your GP and MS Nurse.
Ask for a Care Plan which will cover all the disability score points for ESA and PIP.
Take the ‘self-test’ here for ESA and PIP Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Tell your GP about what you have stated here - also your carers - they can have a ‘Carer’s Assessment’.
Get your carers registered on your GP’s computer.
This can be unpaid informal care - for example:
‘My partner does the shopping/cooking etc for me because of my illness…’
'My daughter drives me to the doctors.
‘My partner helps me with managing my banking and bills paperwork.’
Ask about access to the Community Rehab Team if you are having falls - in which case get a ‘Falls Assessment’.
Their OT and physio may suggest grab rails or ramps if you need a wheelchair/powerchair/scooter or a bath lift.
Ask about NHS Wheelchair Services - get an assessment if you feel too weak to walk distances or are having falls.
Ask about how the local Adult Social Care can help you - for ramps, rails, rise and recline chair - care funding.
Remember - ESA and PIP are dystopian and bureaucratic, so you need to learn how to sail through the assessments and beat the government at their own game.
It can be done!