Social Security Benefits: Cancer

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st March 2016.

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Photo of Corri Wilson Corri Wilson Scottish National Party, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people living with the long-term effects of cancer can access appropriate financial support through the welfare system for as long as they need it.

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

Most Employment and Support Allowance claimants with cancer will be placed in the Support Group. People with long-term health conditions can also claim Personal Independence Payment to help meet the extra costs of their disability, whether they have a job or not.

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