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Disabled dad told he is fit to work TWO WEEKS before death

Diabetic David O’Mar, of Cardiff, was lying in a hospital bed with pneumonia when the DWP made its decision

Matthew Horwood David O’Mar of Fairwater has collected thousands of football kits to give to children in Eastern Europe
‘Fit to work’: David O’Mar was diabetic and suffering with pneumonia when his benefits were taken away

A disabled dad died two weeks ­after being judged fit for work as he lay in hospital with pneumonia

Diabetic David O’Mar was stripped of his disability benefits in April after a work ­capability assessment for Iain Duncan Smith’s hated Department for Work and Pensions.

Disability benefit backlog is making symptoms of Parkinson’s sufferers worse

Torfaen MP tells parliamentary debate

by John Phillips

DELAYS in claiming the Government’s new disability benefit have failed Parkinson’s sufferers, causing them stress and anxiety which has made their symptoms worse, an MP has claimed.

Torfaen MP Nick Thomas-Symonds criticised Personal Independence Payments during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday.

The benefits which replace the Disability Living Allowance were introduced as part as wide ranging welfare reforms last year.

Disabled people ‘pay penalty’ on everyday costs

Spending an average of £550 a month extra

A person in a wheelchair Disabled people have to buy specialist equipment and also pay a premium for everyday items, Scope says

Disabled people pay “a financial penalty” on everyday living costs, spending an average of £550 a month extra, according to a report by Scope.

They needed specialist equipment and had to pay out for things like taxis instead of public transport, it added.

Disabled people were, on average, £100,000 worse off when it came to pensions and savings, the charity said.

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