Irene Chegwin [Image: Bolton News].

The new Personal Independence Payment continues to cause controversy.

Here, it seems a woman with severe agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) is being penalised.

A woman who says she will not leave her house due to a ‘severe’ fear of open spaces claims to have had her disability benefits cut from an average of £250 a week to £110.

Irene Chegwin, of Broom Avenue, Leigh, says she faces a bleak 2017 after the £307 a month Disability Living Allowance she has received for the past 20 years was axed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The 59-year-old claims that this has led to a double financial whammy with her husband Stephen, 50, resultantly losing a £250 per month carer’s allowance he was in receipt of for looking after his wife.

Source: Woman with ‘severe agoraphobia’ claims disability benefits cuts are unjust (From The Bolton News)

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