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Stop the government from forcing cancer patients and other seriously ill patients from having to take medical tests/ back to work interviews

Submitted on Wednesday 7th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Stop the government from forcing cancer patients and other seriously ill patients from having to take medical tests/ back to work interviews

Additional Information

As reported in The Guardian, a proposal has been put forward to the Coalition to change policy which will start forcing cancer patients (currently around 7000 people), who are going through the intense treatment of chemotherapy, to have to take medical tests and back to work interviews in order to claim benefits (particularly ESA). They are also proposing to automatically stop their benefits after 12 months even if they are still going through this treatment. SIGN IF YOU'RE AGAINST THIS!!


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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