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Thread: Help us persuade the Government to #Scrap6Months!

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    Forum Member Tim-griffiths's Avatar
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    Oct 2017
    Lambourn Berkshire england
    Hi Charles,
    when my wife got pip, she also got ESA, after a lot of questions on the phone with the DWP, as has been said, it depends on contributions and if under retirement age If I remember correctly, hope this helps.
    Tim and Mary

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    Oct 2018
    Hello there,

    I've sent this to my MP- as I'm not a big FB user or tweeter
    I've taken the info from the campaign

    Plese feel free to copy and tweak and send it is as necessary

    Find our you MP

    Dear XXXXX MP

    People who are terminally ill but who have more than six months to live are being excluded from the Special Rules for Terminal Illness fast track process for accessing welfare benefits.

    The Special Rules process requires a ‘reasonable expectation of death within 6 months’.

    This means that people who are terminally ill but who have more than six months to live could be required to fill in a long form, attend a face-to-face assessment and discuss their work aspirations with a work coach to qualify for benefits. This simply isn’t right.

    Madeleine Moon MP has tabled a Private Members’ Bill – the Access to Welfare (Terminal Illness Definition) Bill – which has its second reading on 23 November 2018. The Bill proposes to remove the arbitrary six-month definition of a terminal illness ( as is the cas in Scotland )and replace it with the clinical judgement of a medical practitioner. This would enable everyone with a terminal illness to access the benefits they are entitled to quickly and sensitively.

    I would be greatful if you could considered this and lend your support to the Bill and add your name to Madeleine Moon MP’s backbench letter.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon

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    Forum Member Terry's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Hi Jaffabeach,

    Many doctors and specialists will complete the necessary form saying that you could die within six months.

    Love Terry

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