Disability Living Allowance: Batten Disease

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that people diagnosed with Batten disease receive the fast track service when applying for disability living allowance.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

We aim to clear all claims as quickly as possible. We do not specify which disabilities/diseases should receive a fast-track service. If someone is considered to be terminally ill, that is if their death can reasonably be expected within the next six months, they do not have to satisfy the usual three month qualifying period.

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