CRUEL benefits chiefs refused a bereavement payment to a widower – after his wife was kept alive to donate her organs.

ALISON Shaw’s family kept her on life support so her organs could be donated and benefits chiefs are now refusing to pay out.

Kind-hearted Alison Shaw’s family honoured her wish to help others after she suffered a devastating brain haemorrhage last month.The 63-year-old gran’s heartbroken relations decided to extend her life by three days to prepare for the donor surgery.But they did not realise she would become eligible for her pension on the very day her life support was finally removed.
Department for Work and Pensions chiefs are refusing to pay out the £2000 Alison’s widower Isaac, 65, would have received had she been taken off life support 24 hours earlier.

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