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UK Woman With ME Whose Disability Benefits Were Cut Told She Is Too Poor To Adopt A Child With Her Partner

Sunday 25 November 2018

 

From UK news outlet inews.co.uk:

 

Samantha Bond and Alistair Joynson
Sam and her partner Ali are desperately trying to adopt.
(Photo: Sam Bond)
 

Woman with ME whose disability benefits were cut told she is too poor to adopt a child with her partner

Samantha Bond, who also has fibromyalgia, says the lack of financial help for potential adopters excludes many couples

By Ruchira Sharma
Thursday November 22nd 2018
All rights reserved. © 2018.

In brief

  • Samantha Bond and her partner have been trying to become parents for half a decade
  • The pair want to adopt but were turned down after it became clear they would need more savings
  • Samantha's ME means they are mostly dependent on one income

Samantha Bond, 45, has not been able to work for nearly 15 years because of her Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia, which leaves her whole body in pain and constantly exhausted.

Her poor health meant that her partner of five years, Alistair Joynson, 47, became the sole-earner while Bond appealed a decision to cut off her Employment and Support Allowance in December 2017. She is now on the lowest Disability Living Allowance which has left her down £426 and reliant on an income of £90 a month.

 

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