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DS1500

DS1500 needs to be completed by a doctor or specialist nurse to support a claim for an application under ‘special rules’ and forwarded to the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP).

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DS1500 needs to be completed by a doctor or specialist nurse to support a claim for an application under ‘special rules’ and forwarded to the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP).

Special rules is a term used by DWP  to indicate that prognosis may be short (approximately 6-12 months) as a result of health issues such as advanced cancer, end- stage neurological disease, end stage heart failure, end stage respiratory disease, dementia, frailty. 

Under special rules, a patient can claim for a benefit (in this case Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Attendance Allowance) immediately, without the need for a physical assessment. This is quite a significant amount of money (£139 pw if under 65 and £82 pw if over 65) that is non means tested and can make a real difference to patient in the last months of life. The application cannot be back dated and applies from when the application is made.

 

For the PIP supporting letter please click here 

For the DLA supporting letter born before 8th April 1948 please click here

For the AA supporting letter please click here

For the Claiming Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance under ‘Special Rules’ (DS1500) leaflet please click here

Claiming Benefits Under Special Rules(DS1500 process)

DS1500 Training Video

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