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Postby jeff3 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:10 am

they say they placed her in a esa group that mp better ask is it the support group oh dear

A disabled gran who tried to kill herself after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) claimed she was 'fit for work' has finally had her benefits reinstated, after an SNP MP highlighted her case in Parliament.

The 60-year-old gran of six, who we've decided not to identify, was deemed well enough to work after being assessed for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by the private firm Maximus on behalf of the DWP.

She also struggles with arthritis and has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a long-term and chronic condition that causes pain all over her body.

Her case was brought to the attention of Parliament by SNP MP Alison Thewliss, who has welcomed the U-turn, after first being reported by the Daily Record.

The disabled Gran attempted suicide by taking pills shortly after receiving a letter from the DWP informing her that she had found 'fit for work', following assessment by Maximus, and that her benefits would be slashed.

She was found close to death at her home in Glasgow last month, and immediately rushed into hospital and placed in intensive care.

Disabled gran feared she may lose her home after the DWP slashed her benefits.
The family has now been informed that the disabled gran's ESA will be reinstated and that she will not face reassessment for at least two years.

Her son said: “We were set to appeal then out of the blue we received another review letter after our MP got involved, awarding my mum her ESA for two years on the grounds she tried to kill herself.”

Commenting on the DWP's decision, MP Alison Thewliss said: “It is welcome news in light of her harrowing experience.

“That the DWP have put her in this position in the first place is a complete and utter scandal.

“This case shows the reality of what many people have to endure.

"The DWP and their partner agencies must stop this kind of unjust suffering immediately.

“If anyone needs help, or knows someone who does, they should seek assistance from welfare rights advisers and MPs.”

A DWP spokesperson said: “Decisions are made following consideration of all the information provided by the claimant, including supporting evidence from their GP or medical professional.

“As requested, we reviewed the claim after receiving additional information and we’ve been in touch to confirm she is being placed in the ESA group
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