Benefit tales

Jason Henry, of Southcote, saw his disability living allowance get cut shortly after he was told that his condition is terminal

A terminally ill man from Southcote says he feels “totally broken” after the Government decided to slash the benefits which he depends on.

After eight years of suffering from an mysterious illness Jason Henry, of Granville Road, was diagnosed with Castleman’s lymphoma at Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2013.

He was then granted a disability living allowance by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help him retain his independence while undergoing aggressive chemotherapy.

But according to Jason, after months of intensive treatment he was told that his condition is terminal and on Wednesday, February 3 the DWP announced that his disability living allowance would be cut.

The 44-year-old, who is known as Jake by his friends, was then granted personal independence payments (PIP), but he sees these smaller…

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