Benefits U-turn for disabled gran who attempted suicide after being ruled fit to work
A disabled gran who attempted suicide after being ruled fit for work has had her benefits reinstated after her case was highlighted by the Record.
The 60-year-old gran of six, who has been disabled from birth, took pills days after getting a letter telling her of the verdict from her assessment.
And her furious son accused Maximus – who carry out fit-to-work tests for the DWP – of lying about her capabilities to see her Employment Support Allowance slashed.
The issue was raised by the Record last month and by the woman’s MP Alison Thewliss, who contacted benefits chiefs on behalf of her... read more
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