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Managing finances when things change

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Being diagnosed with a neurological condition or having your symptoms suddenly worsen can take you by surprise. Big life changes can have a significant impact on your emotions and finances, especially if you’re unsure what help is available.

If you’re going through financial hardship due to a personal health crisis, you could be eligible for free financial advice. Professional financial advice can help you understand your finances and make sure you’re set up for success.

Employment, finances and government support

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If you’re living with a neurological condition, there are many aspects of life that may change, such as employment and your finances.

For example, if your condition affects your ability to work, you may be eligible for the Disability Support Pension (DSP). The DSP is government-funded financial support for people with a permanent condition that stops them from working, which can include MS.

Explore a range of resources – including webinars, videos, podcasts and publications – on employment, finances and government support.

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Accessing NDIS

If you’re living with MS, you may experience life challenges that go beyond physical symptoms. Our Social Work Advisors can provide useful advice and support services to help you deal with these challenges. This can include advice on managing your finances and accessing government support services like Centrelink.

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