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Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 170274, tabled on 4 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2018 to Question 164292, what the average waiting time was to process a DS1500 form in each (a) constituent part and (b) region of the UK in each of the last seven years.

Answered on

10 September 2018

The information requested is not collated centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The DS1500 is not a claim form and its use in providing evidential support for claims from people who are terminally ill claiming benefit is not obligatory.

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