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The family of a woman who died from motor neurone disease is calling for an end to a disability benefit assessments for the terminally ill.

Susan Hill was 63 when she died, 18 months after she was diagnosed.

She had applied for personal independence payment (PIP) to pay for carers and underwent what her husband called a “quite degrading” assessment.

The Department for Work and Pensions said it is looking into how it can improve its processes.

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a degenerative condition which can leave patients without the ability to speak, move or eat.

Mrs Hill, who lived in Bargoed with her husband John, had worked with patients with MND and other terminal illnesses in her work as

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