Court finds that forcing a claimant to wait until a legal appeal can be lodged to be able to receive ESA again is in breach of their right to a fair trial. DLA's mandatory reconsideration, delaying such an appeal, declared illegal.
People with MS denied vital support
Health professional comfirm that people with MS are being denied vital support because of the impact of COVID-19 on essential rehabilitation services.
This Isn’t the Time for Rushing to Reopen the World
As lockdowns and anti-coronavirus restrictions begin to be eased, secondary spikes and clusters have been reported around the world. Ian Franks condemns the rush to dump the safety measures and says that requirements to wear masks do NOT infringe our human rights or civil liberties.
Heads should roll: Claimants cheated out of mobility benefit
Ian Franks slams shameful treatment of mental health benefits claimants, calls for an investigation, and demands that those responsible should go.
Not always dwelling on your illness – Ann Romney, MSer
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Two making music: Remote in pandemic, together in MS
Two American musicians with multiple sclerosis, one in Texas and the other in New York, have made something amazing over the last year and a half.
More Testing, Less Testing – The President Has No Plan
Ian Franks piles derision on Trump's idea that doing less testng will really reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in the US.
Siponimod SPMS treatment on rocks but not sunk in health service quest
MS organisations battle for SPMS treatment to be available to those who need it. Draft guidelines challenged.
“Too complicated” claim denounced by disability campaigners
Ian Franks accuses government of being disingenuous - as well as uncaring, lacking compassion, discriminating against people with disabilities, and ... being pathetic.
Coronavirus advice update for MSers gives cause for reflection
In light of the latest advice from MSIF on coronavirus, Ian Franks finds he is in all four high risk categorizes for people with MS. And that makes him look back and wonder about the unpleasant illness he endured, starting in December in California.