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Social Security Benefits: Cancer

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 27703, tabled on 22 February 2016

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.

Answered on

1 March 2016

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.