Patricia is undergoing chemotherapy for high grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has been unable to work. She applied six months ago for Personal Independence Payment, but is still waiting to be assessed. She says, “It would help to pay for parking at the hospital and all the little costs associated with being sick. We’ve been living off our savings, but they are almost gone. They say I have to wait to see another doctor, because they won’t believe the information I sent from my own doctor.”