‘Special rules’ for terminal illness – our evidence to the work and pensions committee

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee recently contacted NAWRA asking for case studies which demonstrate some of the inflexibilities in the current 6 month rule for claimants with a terminal illness.

We compiled the evidence in a letter to the chair, Frank Field.

A huge thank you to everyone who sent in case studies and evidence about terminal illness and to Daphne Hall for drafting. The Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee Frank Field has now written to the Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson using NAWRA’s evidence which he says ‘set outs in detail the “fallout” of the six month rule for terminally ill people and the organisations that support them’.

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