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Partially paralysed man with one third of head missing overturns fit for work decision

A partially paralysed man who had one third of his skull removed has had the finding that he is fit for work overturned.man with part of head missing

Kenny Bailey, 50, had one third of his skull removed after a massive stroke caused his brain to swell. He was left with severe memory loss, limited mobility, paralysis down one side and awaiting an operation to insert a metal plate to reshape his skull.

In spite of this, he was found fit for work in April and lost his ESA award. It was only after national publicity and intervention by his MP that his award was reinstated. The DWP, bizarrely, claimed that the decision was changed because Mr Bailey provided more evidence, rather than because it should have been absolutely obvious to anyone that he not fit for work.

You can read the full story in the Mirror

Comments  

+4 #4 caiti 2016-05-29 19:42
Unbelieveable this man was originally turned down for ESA. Who on earth are the people undertaking the F2F ? Do they even look from their computer screen to assess people ?
+3 #3 tintack 2016-05-26 00:01
Quoting buster:
I trust the people responsible for the original decision have been retrained?


They've probably been promoted.
+3 #2 buster 2016-05-25 16:40
Unbelievable - lost for words. I thought I'd heard it all before. I trust the people responsible for the original decision have been retrained?

Buster
+4 #1 GoingOffMyHeadWithThisGoverment 2016-05-25 15:08
Well done for getting the award you deserve. What is it with this government what a bunch of cruel guttersnip twats. It needs to be stopped they way the disabled are treated like this.. Disgusting tramps they are.. It pains me as to what happens next with all this cruel practice.

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