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Social Security Benefits: Cancer

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 184529, tabled on 20 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living with cancer in Wales have had a DS1500 medical condition report submitted by their clinicians in 2021.

Answered on

26 April 2021

The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The DS1500 can be completed by a terminally ill patient’s doctor or other healthcare professional and returned to DWP. The doctor or healthcare professional provides information about their patient’s condition, including its clinical features and ongoing or planned treatment on the DS1500. The DS1500 is not a claim form in itself and is not a requirement to support a claim under the special rules for terminal illness.

A DS1500 can be completed during the claim process for various benefits: Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Universal Credit (UC), Attendance Allowance (AA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

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