Disabled multiple sclerosis sufferer who can’t walk without crutches told he is ‘fit enough to get bus’

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.”

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/disabled-multiple-sclerosis-sufferer-who-7979042#rlabs=1%20rt$category%20p$6

 

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3 thoughts on “Disabled multiple sclerosis sufferer who can’t walk without crutches told he is ‘fit enough to get bus’

  1. This poor man 😦 Do the DWP think that he is going to get better? Has anyone ever told these bloody idiots that MS is NOT curable?
    I despair, I really do. We are being attacked every way we turn and we have to stop this, we need to fight.

  2. Pingback: Disabled multiple sclerosis sufferer who can’t walk without crutches told he is ‘fit enough to get bus’ | Benefit tales | Jay's Journal

  3. I won my appeal against pip now dwp that owe me back pay Frome December last year are making my life hell they employ staff to lie making me I’ll they don’t care

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