Supporting people at the end of life to access benefit payments – new online form


The DS1500 form confirms a diagnosis and treatment plan to allow people at the end of their lives to receive benefits quicker. People may also get benefits at a higher rate or get extra money. The DS1500 form is now available to complete online.

The online service is significantly quicker and ensures the patient receives their benefits swiftly. Sign-in to the NHS Spine portal using your Smartcard to access the form and download a copy for your patients’ records. If you don’t have access to the Spine portal, we are currently working on a way for you to access this digital DS1500 too. If you experience issues accessing the DS1500 link, ask your NHS Trust to add it as a ‘Trusted site’. For more information, contact the DS1500 team on dwp.digitalds1500@dwp.gov.uk.