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We are calling on the Government to change the law so that all terminally ill people can access benefits quickly and sensitively

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 Special Rules for Terminal Illness (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 are calling on the Government to 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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