30 April 2012
Duleep Allirajah, Head of Policy at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:
“Today some cancer patients too sick to work will see their ESA cut after 12 months following changes introduced by the Welfare Reform Act.
“Macmillan campaigned to protect these cancer patients from this arbitrary ESA time-limit which we feared would push many into poverty. In response the Government committed to introduce changes to shield cancer patients still receiving and recovering from treatment from the impact of the time-limit. It is now vital that these commitments are turned into reality as soon as possible and Macmillan intends to work closely with the Government to make sure this happens.”
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About Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. More than one in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.