A mum whose young daughter has a twisted spine and only one fully functioning lung claims her girl has had her benefits stopped because she ‘has some mobility and goes to a mainstream school ‘.
Charlotte Ormrod, 11, has double curvature scoliosis, which means she struggles to walk and relies heavily on a wheelchair.
She also has a deformed hip and ends up in hospital regularly due to a weak immune system.
Since her diagnosis last year, Charlotte has been admitted to hospital 12 times due to problems with her lungs, her mum says.
But following a reassessment by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Charlotte has been told she’s no longer entitled to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for her personal care, Chronicle Live reports.
Julie, 44, claims one of the reasons it is stopping the benefit is because the youngster attends Albany Primary School, a mainstream school in Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Julie said: “I’m absolutely disgusted.
“She is entitled to that money. I’d maybe understand if it was an adult but she is just a child going through this.
“They said she was not entitled because she has some mobility and goes to a mainstream school.