Woman who can barely walk up stairs has disability benefits stopped
A woman with a long list of debilitating conditions who was told her disability benefits had been stopped because she was deemed capable of working - despite barely being able to walk up a set of stairs - has welcomed news that people with chronic illnesses will no longer be reassessed.
Campaigners say Sally Rahali is just one of an ‘unprecedented number’ of disabled people to have been hit by ‘draconian’ government welfare rules in recent months.
The 42-year-old scored ‘zero’ on a work capability assessment, meaning her Employment and Support Allowance payments (ESA) of £299 a fortnight... read more
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