A dying dad has told how his disability benefit was axed – after he lovingly reached out to hug his four-year-old daughter.
Father-of-five Mark Roberts, 45, has just two years to live after surviving a massive heart attack.
But he says he scored zero on a test of his mobility and daily living after an assessor watched him embrace his little girl Saffron, who was suffering from chicken pox.
“It’s so shocking,” said Mr Roberts.
“I would rather risk my own health by leaning forward to hug my daughter than see her struggle. I don’t know what that’s got to do with anything.”
The devastating letter informing him his money had been cut … includes the line: “You were able to sit forward on the sofa on one occasion in order to cuddle your daughter.”
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