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Terminally-ill man who was told he was fit to work backs campaign for easier access to benefits – Eastern Daily Press

A motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer was told he was fit to work by benefits assessors despite his consultant telling him he would never work again.

Martin Burnell, 59, and from Lowestoft, was diagnosed with the terminal illness last November but had not worked since February when he was forced to take time off.

His employer continued to pay him while tests were carried out.

But this stopped when he was diagnosed and he faced assessments for Universal Credit (UC) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The father-of-five and grandfather-of-20 said: “I was being told by my work coach I could still find something to work in. But at the end of the day I have MND, my consultant said I would never work again.”

Read more at: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/terminally-ill-lowestoft-man-told-he-was-fit-to-work-1-5786397

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