Falklands veteran dying of cancer told: You have to work again

FORMER commando Gordon Lang has been told he should get back to work – despite having terminal cancer.

Amputee Gordon, 62, was already in dispute with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after they forced the Falklands and Northern Ireland veteran to sign on to Jobseeker’s Allowance.

But the ex-marine was left feeling ‘betrayed’ after saying he told a government work programme about his cancer diagnosis, only to receive a response saying: ‘When you feel fit and ready for work we look forward to working with you to find a suitable job.’

 Mr Lang, of Chilworth Grove, Gosport, was then told he will remain on a work programme – despite being about to undergo lung cancer treatment that may only add three months to his life.

Mr Lang, who has not been told how long he has to live, said: ‘I feel not only betrayed but criminalised for being ill. I’ve been at work since I was 10 years old – that’s 50 years in the work place. If I hadn’t lost my leg I’d still be at work now.”

Read the rest of this story here: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/falklands-veteran-dying-of-cancer-told-you-have-to-work-again-1-6461112

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6 thoughts on “Falklands veteran dying of cancer told: You have to work again

  1. Are they MENTAL at the jobcentre actually????,,i think all of them need to see a head doctor and be put in bloody restraints,,,,they really have been BRAINWASHED. GO TO HELL JOBCENTRES and your STAFF!!!!!!. I know what id do but its not printable!!!!.

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