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Roisin McWilliams

Remember, folks, the Department for Work and Pensions is adamant that we must not claim any causal effect between its decisions and any downturn in benefit claimants’ health – including death.

I imagine that will be hard for some of you to accept, given the fact that Esther McVey’s people have refused to provide Personal Independence Payment – the benefit that should be provided to everybody with a serious long-term illness or disability – to a woman with stage four cancer who is immune to chemotherapy and fighting for her life.

Roisin McWilliams’ father said the refusal has had a “profound” harmful effect on her mental health.

But Ms McVey and her cronies at the DWP want you to know that it is nothing to do with them.

Well, I’m sorry; I can’t do it. Ms McVey, her ministers and spokespeople are liars. Of course their decisions – made because they want to save money, not to help people – are costing lives.

Like Alice (of Wonderland fame), I like to believe six impossible things before breakfast. But I would have to be an imbecile to believe their babble.

A 28-year-old single mum fighting for her life against stage four cancer has been denied disability benefit PIP.

Roisin McWilliams spends much of her life exhausted, breathless and in pain after being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last Christmas.

Because of the disease, the hardworking chef had to leave her £1,300 a month job because “she couldn’t breathe” and “fractured her rib from coughing, it was that severe”.

The young mum recently learned she is immune to chemotherapy and needs “very expensive” immunotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant if she is to have any chance of surviving.

This latest blow from PIP has had a “profound effect on her mental health” according to her dad.

Source: Personal Independence Payment refused to young Belfast mum fighting stage four cancer – Belfast Live

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