‘This Government leaves people to starve’: Man with inoperable brain tumour has benefits stopped – iNews


A man who has an inoperable brain tumour has hit out at the Government after his benefits were stopped – leaving himself and his partner with £5 a week to feed themselves. Karl Riley says he’s living on the bread line since his Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and housing benefit were taken away three months ago when he moved in with his partner – whose income is just a few hundred pounds a month. The 32-year-old from Bolton has a growth embedded in his brain stem which has caused him to suffer permanent limited mobility, double vision, memory loss, confusion, extreme anxiety, depression, nausea, insomnia, tinnitus and facial paralysis.

Source: ‘This Government leaves people to starve’: Man with inoperable brain tumour has benefits stopped – iNews

One thought on “‘This Government leaves people to starve’: Man with inoperable brain tumour has benefits stopped – iNews

  1. ‘A DWP spokesperson said: “We’re committed to ensuring that people with health conditions get the support they’re entitled to. Decisions for ESA are made following consideration of all the information provided by the claimant, including supporting evidence from their GP or medical specialist. Anyone who is unhappy with a decision can appeal. “People with long-term health conditions may also be eligible for support through other benefits such as PIP.” ‘

    The DWP spokesperson has quoted a bald-faced lie, especially in respect of Karl Riley for it is very easy to see that this is far from true in their situation and this should be a Criminal Offence.

    If this was an isolated case it would be far from satisfactory, but it is, but one of many that have come to light, but how many more are there which to date have not surfaced.

    The role out of all the new benefits should be stopped forthwith and where old benefits have been stopped they need to be immediately reinstated, without any delay. If this is not done then a ‘class action’ should be brought in respect of all claimants who have been treated in this disgraceful way by the DWP.

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