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Backdating PIP For Young Cancer Patients

EDM number 1442 in 2017-19, proposed by Ruth George on 21/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Diseases and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House is aware that around 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year; recognises that young people must spend an average £360 a month extra during active cancer treatment, while families of children with cancer travel an additional 440 miles per month to access specialist treatment; notes that although treatment for cancer is expensive and starts immediately, young cancer patients must wait a minimum of three months before they can apply for government benefits; further notes that young people who apply for personal independence payment (PIP) typically wait 11 to 15 weeks before receiving any funds for a successful application; is deeply concerned that the financial burden suffered by cancer patients forces them to cut back on essential items like food and clothing, and causes young people to fall into debt while waiting for their PIP assessment; and therefore calls on the Government to review PIP for young cancer patients so that they receive financial support backdated from the day of diagnosis.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Ruth George21/06/2018High PeakLabourProposed
Kate Hollern25/06/2018BlackburnLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon25/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley25/06/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Chris Stephens25/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day25/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Lady Hermon25/06/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Liz Saville Roberts26/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Cunningham26/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Sandy Martin26/06/2018IpswichLabourSigned
David Simpson26/06/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Thelma Walker27/06/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Edward Davey27/06/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby27/06/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/06/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly28/06/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle02/07/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Layla Moran09/07/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Hayes10/07/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Christine Jardine11/07/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Gaffney24/07/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman04/09/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned

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