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Life with MND is tough enough without being pushed into financial hardship.

People with MND are being forced to fund care themselves and wipe out their savings because:

  • Benefits and entitlements are not enough to cover the costs MND incurs.
  • Accessing financial support is too difficult and overwhelmingly complex to apply for and the system can also be too slow to respond. This is resulting in some people getting support when it’s too late, in some cases after the person with MND has died.
  • Not enough people are being made aware of the financial support they are entitled to.
  • Until now the cost of MND and the impact on people affected has been largely hidden, and not fully seen or understood by those with the power to change it.

We are campaigning to end the financial hardship faced by people with MND and their families.

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Latest news

Check out the latest MND Costs campaign news, events and blogs.

Budget 2020 roundup

March 12, 2020

On March 11, Rishi Sunak MP delivered his first Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer. This year’s Budget focused on two major themes: short-term stimulus… Read more »

Update on DWP terminal illness review

February 27, 2020

In June 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced a review of how well the benefits system works for people who are terminally… Read more »

Scrap 6 Months campaign discussed in Parliament

February 13, 2020

Earlier this week the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on MND met in Parliament to discuss our Scrap 6 Months campaign on access to welfare benefits… Read more »

Government urged to prioritise the benefits review and Scrap 6 Months

January 9, 2020

It’s now six months since the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced a review into how the welfare benefits system supports terminally ill people…. Read more »

Scrap 6 Months campaign gains cross-party political support

December 13, 2019

In the run up to the general election 2019, we joined forces with Marie Curie to seek commitment from all parliamentary candidates to help Scrap… Read more »

General Election 2019 – Scrap 6 Months

November 18, 2019

10 people die every day waiting for a decision on their disability benefits claim. People with MND don’t have time to wait. Ahead of the… Read more »

Our principles

What we believe good financial support for people with MND and their carers should look like.

  1. It must take into account the progressive, often rapid, and terminal nature of MND.
  2. People need to be provided with information about the range of financial support available to them and how to access it.
  3. People should feel able and comfortable to claim the benefits and entitlements available to them.
  4. Decision makers must recognise that some people of working age cannot work, and will never return to work.
  5. People should not lose out on financial support on the basis of their age.
  6. People should be exempt from unnecessary reassessments for benefits and entitlements.
  7. Services must take into account the fact that MND creates significant extra costs.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262