A and her husband, both of whom are seriously ill, applied four months ago for Personal Independence Payment, towards the extra costs of impairment, but have not yet been assessed. A says, “My husband has terminal cancer. He has a lot of tumours in his body. He has months to live and I look after him. In my application, I supplied all my paperwork.” It took the involvement of their MP to get an assessment date.

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