Woman with epilepsy so severe she set herself on fire sees benefits removed | Metro

Pippa Hammond injured her eye after having a fit at the top of the stairs [Image: Pippa Hammond].

This is today’s reminder that the Tories are homicidal, and the only benefits they recognise are benefits they can claim for themselves.

Pippa Hammond’s epilepsy is so severe that someone has to wait in the room with her every time she has a shower, goes to the toilet or even blow dries her hair.

Her fits are unpredictable and can begin at any time, with scars up the backs of her legs illustrating this from when she dropped the hairdryer during a seizure.

It burst into flames on the carpet as she lay on the ground, spreading flames across the floor and setting her on fire.

She can’t work or drive, and is totally dependent on her friends and family for her daily life.

Despite this, she has been denied any disability benefit under the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) scheme, with her application scored zero in every category.

Source: Woman with epilepsy so severe she set herself on fire sees benefits removed

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6 thoughts on “Woman with epilepsy so severe she set herself on fire sees benefits removed | Metro

  1. Steven

    I hope when JC4PM in number 10 he brings these parasites assessors to end and charge them with gross misconduct

    1. The Toffee

      Not good enough. All those working for ATOS, Maximus or whoever who are NOT qualified in the specific categories but assess anyway…

      (e.g. It appears the majority are no more than occupational health therapists or ‘physical terrorists’ [physios] and are giving verdict when they are not qualified to)

      … should ALL and INDIVIDUALLY be charged under S.2 Fraud Act. 2006.

      Offences covering:

      2. False representation
      3. Failing to disclose information
      4. Fraud by abuse of position
      5. ‘Gain and Loss’
      12. Liability of company officers for offences by company (Also under s.16 Theft Act 1968


      S.16 Theft Act 1968

      (iii) Obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception

      20. Suppression (etc) of documents.

      When found guilty, they – along with their employers, and the DWP ministers who have overseen and indeed encouraged these fraudulent acts – should ALL have to repay their wages under proceeds of crime AND incur a £50 civil charge for each & every appeal upheld.

  2. Terminator

    She should appeal and demand the assessor and both decision makers turn up by emailing the CEO of both company’s, don’t worry they are too scared of losing money to turn up. Maybe they will send a presenting officer or a solicitor, ask either if they were there at the assessment or during the making of the decision, ask for a simple yes or no! they will say no to both. Ask when they became involved in the process? You can bet it was some time after the appeal was started but they are still giving an opinion of an opinion given by someone who has no idea about your medical condition and has no medical experience.

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