Mother’s plea for son who lost benefits after missing signing on because of cancer op

This is just so heart breaking, so shocking it makes you want to cry and never stop. The lack of compassion, empathy and plan common humanity, it’s outrageous in the extreme. This poor man needs his money now. To have a financial worry such as this when someone is so ill is disgusting. He and his mother should be focusing on getting well not have to fight the DWP for this entitlement. The government should be ashamed of their policies that have ruined so many peoples lives. The treatment of sick and disabled people is a violation of our basic human rights, article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says everyone should have the “right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/#atop

He should write to his MP immediately. I had a help when I wrote to my MP about my son and the situation was not nearly as dire. So it’s worth writing. Who is his MP? If we can have details I am sure many people would be willing to write also.

All my best wishes to this lady and to her son for a quick recovery and some help sorting out this awful situation.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

A letter from a desperate mother:

Trish Lewis Walton

My son was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 28th nov so he couldn’t go for an jobseekers appointment on 4th dec. He rang them and explained why he couldn’t go and they still sanctioned him. He had his op on 12th dec to have cancer removed and a further ct scan on 17th dec revealed the cancer has now spread to his lymph nodes in chest and stomach and both of his lungs so he was immediately admitted to hosp to start intensive chemo. A social worker from click sargeant rang them and explained he would not be signing on because of this and they are still refusing to give him any money. He’s had nothing since around 23rd nov. Apart from a horrible xmas, he has now filled in forms for esa which…

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