Man ‘bullied’ into attending benefits interview days after brain surgery


Is there something seriously wrong with the DWP for how can so many mistakes be made and continue to be made.

When will the immortal phrase be uttered ‘Lessons will be learnt’, for are lessons ever learnt, for it would appear they are not in many of the organisations where they need to be.

Are these organisations willing to learn or are there other reasons?

Govt Newspeak

Sunderland dad ‘bullied’ into attending benefits interview only days after brain surgery for Parkinson’s disease, he is battling serious illness and related how he was “bullied” into attending a benefits interview only days after undergoing brain surgery.

Russ Bradford is angry at having to attend a benefits assessment meeting only a week after undergoing brain surgery.

Russ Bradford, who has had two eight inch probes inserted into his head as part of his treatment for Parkinson’s disease, feared his disability payments would be reduced or even stopped if he did not attend the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) sanctioned assessment.

Mr Bradford, who has fought the degenerative illness for eight years, insists he told the DWP about the planned surgery and its six-week estimated recovery period during previous correspondence more than a month before the operation date.

The father of two was then stunned to receive a letter – which arrived just days before he was admitted to hospital – instructing him to attend the Sunderland assessment.

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