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sadiepup
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Attendance allowance

Postby sadiepup » Thu May 03, 2018 11:35 pm

I recently applied for attendance allowance following 6 months chemotherapy and then a Whipple operation but it has been turned down .Should I ask for a mandatory consideration

Veema
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Re: Attendance allowance

Postby Veema » Fri May 04, 2018 7:43 am

I was under the impression that pancreatic cancer was a qualifying disease and should be accepted. I suppose it depends on the prognosis...I think life expectancy has to be 6 months or less, which hopefully, following the treatment isn't the case. Have you got a palliative care team? They may be able to advise further, or give the nurses a ring.

Let us know how you get on, as I'm always advising people to claim!

Vx

sadiepup
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Re: Attendance allowance

Postby sadiepup » Fri May 04, 2018 9:27 am

Thanks for the reply I will email the nurses