Terminally Ill People: Welfare Support

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 14th September 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

Having supported a number of constituents with motor neurone disease, including a close friend, I have seen some of the challenges when faced with a terminal diagnosis. Can the Minister reassure me that the Government will not just replace the six-month rule with another arbitrary time limit of, say, 12 months? That would not solve the problem and would create barriers for patients and clinicians when it comes to navigating the special rules for terminal illness.