Capita Asked Cancer Mum To Sign “Death Warrant” Stating She Has Six Months To Live

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A mother-of-two with terminal cancer says she has been told to sign a form stating she has six months to live or risk losing her benefits.

Lynette Mchendry said this would be like “signing her death warrant”, as doctors have no idea how long she could survive.

The 40-year-old is one of more than 100,000 people in Northern Ireland being reassessed for Personal Independence Payments (PIP).

She said the request was “degrading”.

“There was no way I was prepared to get that signed,” the County Antrim woman told BBC News NI. “It’s like signing your death warrant.

“Instead of seeing how they can support you to live an independent life in the time you have, I believe I will never be entitled to it until I’m on my death bed.”

The former civil servant, from County Antrim, was diagnosed three years ago and previously received Disability Living Allowance (DLA), which…

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