Benefit tales

A seriously sick and disabled woman has been told her £220 a month in vital disability benefits will be cut.

A seriously sick and disabled woman has been told her vital disability benefits will be cut, despite having had two kidney transplants and requiring oxygen to be able to get through each night.

Ann Forster, 56, says she is a victim of the government’s “flawed” benefits assessment system, after a face-to-face assessment found she wasn’t ill enough to continue receiving £220 a month is disability benefits.

Mrs Forster was assessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) at her home in Kirby-in-Ashford, Nottinghamshire.A subsequent decision letter claims she could stand and move more than 200 metres with no significant difficulty or breathlessness.

The letter says Mrs Forster “completed all movements at a normal pace with no pain, discomfort or breathlessness. You said you have difficulties with moving around, but I have decided…

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