House of Commons
TERMINAL ILLNESS AND BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY
EDM #1535
Tabled 17 July 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes with concern that many people with terminal illnesses who are expected to live longer than six months cannot claim for benefits under the special rules due to the Department of Work and Pensions' definition of terminal illness which states that eligibility is dependent on whether the claimant can be reasonably expected to die within the next six months; further notes the recommendations made in MND's most recent report that claimants living with diseases that have a rapidly progressive nature should be treated in the same manner as those that have a certified prognosis of death within six months; and urges the Government to remove any time qualification for people that are terminally ill.

Signatures (43)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
04 September 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
10 September 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
23 July 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
19 July 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
18 July 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
06 September 2018
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
10 September 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
24 July 2018
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
05 September 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
18 July 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
04 September 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
18 July 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
23 July 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
06 September 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 July 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
19 July 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
24 July 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
18 July 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
10 October 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
18 July 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
23 July 2018
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
18 July 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
05 September 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
18 July 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
19 July 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
17 July 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
10 September 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion