This is a tale of disaster averted as the DWP has at least realised that a paralysed woman cannot be fit for work.

That said, it is vital that carers keep tabs on every communication regarding the people for whom they are providing that care.

Those of you who have been reading Vox Political for a long time will know that Mrs Mike has been sick/disabled for many years and I am her carer.

Her condition is such that she doesn’t always remember various medical appointments and has moments in which she suffers from the famous “brown envelope” fear. I have to be constantly vigilant and it is extremely tiring.

I wonder if DWP employees rely on that to achieve their benefit savings.

A paralysed woman with brain damage has had her benefits stopped and told by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to start looking for work, after her husband mistakenly forgot to attend a mandatory Jobcentre appointment.

Julie Rodger is a tetraplegic, due to hypoxic brain damage, and is completely dependent on the care provided by her husband Vince and others.

Vince wrote on Facebook: “To all who know me and know my wife Julie, the Government have in their wisdom taken Julie off her employment and support allowance due to an oversight on my behalf and now has been given her P45 to start looking for a job/work.

“Julie is a tetraplegic due to hypoxic brain damage and can’t do anything for herself.

“Julie will be attending the job centre on Monday morning after the miracle worker has been and rid her of her disabilities.”

Update: Julie has now had her benefits reinstated, but still has to prove she is unfit for work via the controversial (and sometimes inaccurate) assessment regime.

Source: Paralysed woman told to find work after husband forgot Jobcentre appointment


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