Social Security Benefits: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable people who have been infected by contaminated blood products to have automatic access to disability benefits.

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

We have no plans to enable people who have been infected by contaminated blood products to gain automatic access to disability benefits. Disability benefits are primarily based on the daily living, care or, where applicable, mobility needs arising from a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability rather than a diagnosis, specific medical condition or disability. This means that those who have been infected by contaminated blood products have access to disability benefits on the same terms as other people with physical or mental health conditions or disabilities.

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