Benefits delay has been ‘hell’ for Bourne cancer patient



A breast cancer patient says the past five months have been a ‘living hell’ after a benefits delay left her struggling to pay bills and buy food.
Maureen Lee, 54, was diagnosed with cancer in May and, after undergoing surgery, she still has five gruelling months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to cope with.
Prior to her cancer diagnosis, Maureen – who also suffers from coeliac disease and back problems which mean she can’t work – had been living on £102.15 per week in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) payments from the government.
But just days before she was told she had breast... read more

 
15 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 22
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