All people with MND should be able to access benefits quickly using the Special Rules for Terminal Illness (SRTI). We're campaigning with Marie Curie to change the law.

Will you help us #Scrap6Months?

People living with a terminal illness such as MND should be able to claim benefits without having to fill in a long form, attend a face-to-face assessment, or wait weeks for their benefits to arrive.

The SRTI process is the fast-track process for claiming benefits, meaning people do not have to go through a long and stressful assessment process. However, the SRTI requires a 'reasonable expectation of death within six months', which excludes many people with an unpredictable terminal illness like MND. We would like to see the Government change the law, as Scotland has recently done, to move away from the 6 months definition towards a decision made by a clinician.

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Find out more about what we are doing to change the criteria of the SRTI for people with MND.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262