Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to provide support to people diagnosed with cancer in the work-related activity group of employment and support allowance who will be affected by the proposed reductions in benefits for people in that group.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

No current claimants, including those diagnosed with cancer, will be affected by the change to the work-related activity component and we have already committed to providing up £100m in new, practical support for claimants with limited capability for work to help them move closer to the labour market and, when they are ready, into work.

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