MSA Trust

Financial Support and Welfare Benefits

This section aims to help you find out more about the financial support and benefits that may be available to people living with MSA, as well as carers.

Millions of pounds worth of entitlements goes unclaimed each year. People affected by MSA will usually have a range of needs that lead to significant extra costs, such as travel, equipment, heating and laundry. Claiming the right welfare benefits can make a real difference in managing your finances and giving you more control.

Not all benefits are means-tested so it’s important to check your entitlement to make sure you’re not missing out.

We hope this section will provide useful information about eligibility, including when and how to apply for financial support and benefits. Our Social Welfare Specialists can provide further information and support. This includes help with the completion of benefit application forms.

Click on the links in the boxes below for further information.


We have taken every care to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this resource. It is produced independently, is not influenced by sponsors and is free from endorsement. The information should not be used as a substitute for the advice of appropriately qualified professionals, if in any doubt please seek advice from your doctor or legal professional.

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01. Under State Pension Age

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Adult Disability Payment (ADP) If you have MSA and are...

02. State Pension Age

Attendance Allowance If you have MSA and are over state pension age you may be...

03. Benefits if you live in the Republic of Ireland

Medical Card/GP Visit Card Unless you have a medical card or GP visit card, visits...

04. Carers – United Kingdom

The Information below is for people living in the UK. If you are a carer...

05. Carers – Republic of Ireland

The Information below is for people living in the Republic of Ireland. If you are...