David Trotter needs his car to travel the 15 mile journey to work, but says he will have to quit his job after the Department for Work and Pensions removed his “enhanced mobility” allowance
A disabled man who relies on his car for work says he is being forced to leave his job after his benefits were slashed.
IT worker David Trotter has suffered with multiple sclerosis for 11 years and needs crutches to walk.
He needs his car, which is financed through benefits, to travel to his job 15 miles away, but after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) declared he is fit enough to take the bus he says he will have to quit his job.
He said the DWP removed his “enhanced mobility” payment of more than £200 a month, which means that 32-year-old David has no way to travel to his job in Livingston.
He told the Daily Record : “The thing that is getting me most is that the woman asked how far I could walk without any pain. I told her that it was 10 steps before the pain kicks in, even on a good day. That makes public transport inaccessible because of walking to and from the bus. But somehow their verdict says I can walk between 20 and 50 metres. I’ve asked them to revisit it. The appeal will take nine weeks but the DWP say the car will be collected before then.”