CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DWP – BENEFITS AND THE TERMINALLY ILL – 9 March 2020

Dr Julian Lewis: Although face-to-face reassessments are very important in the normal processing of claims, do the Government accept that people living with and suffering from terminal diseases should be exempted from the stress that such reassessments impose?

[The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work (Justin Tomlinson): My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. We can typically turn around those applying under the special rules for terminal illness process within six days, ensuring that those who are most in need of support get it as quickly and as swiftly as possible.]