'Mother with lymphoma claims she was denied benefits'

Did you see this story last week?

Have you struggled to claim and receive financial assistance since your diagnosis or treatment?

This thread may be helpful if you’re looking for advice or information - Social Care and Financial Guidance

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All of us want what we feel we are entitled to, nothing more, nothing less and when you are really, really struggling medically, physically and emotionally just getting surviving and getting to medical appointments is enough emotionally and physically and fatigue wise, sometimes having to fight for what you are entitled to, it is all too much and sadly that is why people sometimes give up with their claim.

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At first glance it looks as if the DWP have abandoned her, but if you read to the end of the article you find that she is still receiving Income Support and other benefits. The important thing is to check what the different benefits are for, and get the information from a reliable source. DLA and mobility allowance are separate from PIP, which wasn’t made clear in the article

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