Terminally ill man with six months to live ordered to reapply for benefits by DWP – The Independent

A terminally ill grandfather has been told he had to reapply for his benefits – despite having just six months left to live.

Ron Stevenson was diagnosed with motor neurone disease 10 years ago and relies on weekly payments to supplement his care fees.

The 69-year-old, of Staplefield, West Sussex, has been left almost completely paralysed by the illness, meaning he relies on outside help, as well as that of wife Gill, 64.

As a result, he is entitled to £150 a week in Personal Independence Payments.

But last month the retired special needs teacher was told by the Department for Work and Pensions his situation was up for reassessment and he must reapply for the benefits or lose them.

Read more at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dwp-benefits-application-terminal-illness-motor-neurone-disease-a8936826.html

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