Colwyn Bay woman who had open heart surgery has benefits stripped because she ‘missed’ appointments

Lyn Wright will lose almost £140 in a week in personal independence payments after draconian DWP ruling

A woman who missed two appointments because she was in hospital for open heart surgery has been stripped of her benefits.

Lyn Wright, who has a heart condition, says she has been left feeling suicidal as a result of the effect of the decision made by Capita, on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, to stop her Personal Independence Payments (PIP) which will see her lose almost £140 a week.

After rearranging one appointment because she was due to undergo life-saving surgery in May, she did so again after the surgery was brought forward to earlier that month.

Lyn’s mother Margaret Unsworth informed Capita she was unable to make a third appointment after she collapsed during her recuperation and was rushed to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor in June.

On August 3, the DWP informed Lyn that she had lost her PIP payments due to her “refusal” to make the assessment appointments.

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