Motor Neurone Disease: Court hears terminal illness benefit review – BBC News

Lorraine Cox was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease when she was 37

A woman who has Motor Neurone Disease is challenging the legal definition of a terminal illness after she had to wait more than a year to qualify for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Lorraine Cox, who is from Derrylin, is seeking a judicial review at Belfast High Court.

She told BBC News NI her award of benefits should have been fast-tracked without the need for assessment.

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