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Benefit Mix-Up Forces Mum Back To Work Despite Crippling Illness That Causes Her Extreme Pain And Fatigue

Friday 12 January 2018


From UK newspaper the Mirror:


June Peatman
June Peatman says she has been forced back to work
due to a council benefits error
(Image: MEN Media)

Benefit mix-up forces mum back to work despite crippling illness that causes her extreme pain and fatigue

June Peatman was told by doctors that she was not fit for full-time work as a care worker last year

By Phil Winter
11 January 2018
© 2017 MGN Limited

A mum says she has been forced back into work despite suffering from a crippling illness because of a benefits mix-up.

Doctors told fibromyalgia-sufferer June Peatman, 46, that she was not fit for a full time job as a care worker last year.

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and fatigue, and extreme sensitivity in the body. It can be worsened by stress, and can also affect the sufferer’s sleep.

But June, who moved to Hull in November, says she has been forced to defy doctors orders after a series of errors led to her not receiving housing benefits for two months.


Full article…

See also: Hull Daily Mail - Ill Hull mum: 'Benefits mix-up means I can't pay my rent and have to go back to work - despite doctor's orders'


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