“Marie Curie will continue to play our part in making the case for people living with terminal illness to receive the financial support they need at the end of life, and ensuring that terminally ill people and their health professionals know what they are entitled to.”
Sally Light, the CEO of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, was also welcoming of the news.
Ms Light said: “The MND Association is pleased the Government has listened to the voices of terminally ill people and announced it will scrap the six-month rule.
“This is a victory for the hundreds of campaigners across the country who have worked tirelessly alongside the MND Association urging the Government to change the rules.
“Now the recommendations must be implemented quickly to ensure no more people already facing the most difficult time of their life have to wait to claim the support they not only desperately need but are entitled to.”