Award Disability Benefit (PIP) to cancer patients soon after diagnosis
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We would like the Government to award Disability Benefit (Personal Independent Payment) to patients who have been diagnosed with Cancer.
Cancer patients should not have to wait 3-6months to claim the benefit.
Most cancer treatments entail having surgery and chemotherapy/Radiotherapy which can be debilitating. Assistance is needed with washing, food preparation, as well as with walking. PIP can pay towards help and support with daily tasks; it can also help with travel costs to and from hospital appointments.
If a Cancer sufferer is of a working age and in employment or self employed, he/she will have to give up work during the course of their treatment, which can last for several months, leaving them with reduced income. This can create additional problems and worries.
No cancer sufferer should have to worry about their finance, they have enough to cope with.
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