Former carer who waited months for disability benefit was turned down because he was in hospital for too long


Why do these problems keep occuring with Disability Benefit applications, irrespective which benefit is being applied for?

Could it be that the systems lack ‘common sense’, it would appear so.

The system is adhered to rigidly, when, if common sense was applied the rigidity could be overcome.

However, the benefits system is under the direction of the DWP, a Government department and that is the problem for there is no common sense in Government, in fact, in politics completely.

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Peter faced a long wait for his PIP, only to be told his application could not be processed, he was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery in December last year after suffering a severe hernia in his stomach, he never imagined he’d spend months in hospital.

Peter went through an incredibly difficult time (Photo: Peter Wilson) Another “fit” for work claimant

He’d already been left disabled following a life-saving bowel operation years earlier, and because of the scar tissue left behind, the second procedure failed. It meant he had to undergo further treatment, leaving him bedbound in hospital for almost five months.

It was a terrible time for the 52-year-old. Just two weeks earlier his severely disabled sister, Susan, whom he’d cared for for almost 30 years, died after contracting sepsis.

The only solace he had was that he would be returning to the two-bedroom bunglaow they’d shared in Hull once he left hospital, and hopefully receiving the disability benefits he’d…

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