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Terminally ill people – who had just been told they were dying – were forced to go to battle with the Department for Work and Pensions for paltry financial support,” says Drew Hendry, SNP chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Terminal Illness, and he’s right.

“The Universal Credit system also meant they had to prove their life would end within six months to access special assistance.

“There isn’t a drop of compassion on offer at the DWP – leaving thousands of terminally ill people to navigate through an inflexible and thoughtless system, at the very time they should be cherishing every moment with their loved ones.”

Read: Time to end the scandal of terminally ill people suffering due to Universal Credit | HeraldScotland

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