Currently people living with a terminal illness such as MND (motor neurone disease) wanting to claim benefits have to fill in a long form, attend a face-to-face assessment, or wait weeks for their benefits to arrive. We think that should change.
We've signed a pledge to say we believe people with MND should be able to access benefits quickly using the Special Rules for Terminal Illness (SRTI) - would you like to support the campaign too?
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.
Find out more about the campaign here.