Benefits claimants suffering under end-of-life DWP rule

Terminally ill people in UK spending final weeks struggling to get social security help as six-month rule demands ‘proof’ of life expectancy

More than 100 terminally ill people are each month being rejected for benefits despite having less than six months to live, and many are spending their final weeks fighting in vain for social security support, say campaigners.

The Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease Association charities have called for an urgent review of Department for Work and Pensions rules after official data revealed that in an 18-month period 1,860 people in the UK died within six months of their [...]

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