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Social Security Benefits: Radiotherapy

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 7589, tabled on 16 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy not to require those undergoing radiotherapy to undertake fit-for-work assessments.

Answered on

21 July 2015

People claiming Employment and Support Allowance whose capacity to work is identified as being significantly limited by cancer treatment, including radiotherapy, are already placed in the Support Group without the need for the whole of the claimant questionnaire to be completed, and without the need for a face-to-face assessment.

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