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Ill UK Woman Relies On Neighbours After Benefits Cut

Tuesday 29 January 2019

 

From UK newspaper the Ledbury Reporter:

 

Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones with a letter telling her she is
not eligible for PIP payments.
 

Ill woman relies on neighbours after benefits cut

By Rebecca Miles (@rebeccamiles_HT)
Chief reporter
27th January 2019
©Copyright 2001-2019.

A 39-YEAR-old woman said she needs to rely on the generosity of neighbours after her welfare benefit was taken away.

Sharon Jones from Goodrich was diagnosed with fibromyalgia towards the end of last year.

She said she has been signed off work by her doctor, and also has blood clots on her lungs.

But she was re-assessed for Personal independence payment (PIP) in December and has been told by the Department for Work and Pensions that she is not entitled to it.

Friend Linda Schofield said: "She was assessed through PIP. They are saying there is nothing wrong with her. But they haven't even contacted her doctors.

"She has had no money whatsoever. "She is relying on her neighbours to help her and feed her and everything."

 

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