Boy born with half a heart has disability benefits taken away – on his 8th birthday


The system is not ‘fit for purpose’, that is for the claimants, but is for the Government, for their sole purpose is to remove welfare benefits from as many people as possible irrespective of the persons whole need for these benefits. By the Government doing this they are extending pain and suffering to these claimants, thereby robbing people to live a reasonable life.

Benefit tales

A boy born with half a heart had benefits used to help provide him essential 24-hour care taken away on his birthday.

Ben Gamble, who attends Whitley Primary School, was born without a left ventricle meaning his heart only has one pump instead of two – making it difficult for blood to be pumped around his body.

He has undergone five heart operations, has been resuscitated twice, and will need a transplant if he is to reach adulthood. The youngster, who refers to his chest scars as his ‘zip’, also faces his next operation around Christmas time.

His conditions severely limits his ability to undertake physical activity, such as playing with friends, and he can’t even take on the 500-metre walk to school from his house without having to stop to rest.  Once at school, his ability to concentrate is affected by restricted blood flow to his brain and he…

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