Did you think the Tories would stop hurting children just because there’s an election? Think again

Kori: This eight-year-old boy had a heart transplant last year, but his body is rejecting it. The Tory-run DWP doesn’t care, though. It has cancelled his disability benefit and left him to fend for himself.

Say hi to Kori.

Kori is eight years old. Last year he had a heart transplant – but it wasn’t a wonderful success.

His body is rejecting the new heart and he is fighting for his life in hospital.

And what have the Tories done?

They have cancelled Kori’s claim for Disability Living Allowance and his family’s Motability car.

Their reason: Kori is “as fit as any other child his age”.

Take a look at the photograph. Do you think that’s accurate?

Friends of Kori and his family have launched a crowdfunding page to help them cope with the loss of their means of support.

You can contribute to it by visiting this website.

Please do – you can be sure the Tories won’t want to help at all.

They won’t care what happens to Kori – despite the fact that they have a duty of care towards him.

They’re too busy planning new tax breaks for their rich friends – if we’re stupid enough to elect them again.

Read more on this Facebook page: Kori’s Fight for Life

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  1. Maia November 26, 2019 at 1:04 am - Reply

    I’m so very sorry, On it’s own the news is bad enough, I cannot even begin to imagine how Kori’s parents feel now, but to lose the motability car they were ENTITLED TO and to lose the money they were equally ENTITLED TO beggars belief, this government have contracted US based private for profit companies like ATOS, IAS, CAPITA and MAXIMA, ALL PROFIT DRIVEN, devoid of common sense and emotion. Their only goal to save money, people are cases and budgets. Our own daughter was bullied by one of their assessors, please add your name to our petition, we are at 189K signatures now. No more PIP assessments for people with Life long disabilities and conditions. (38 degrees) My thoughts and prayers are with you. Maia.

  2. hugosmum70 November 26, 2019 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Am not doubting this was the reason,in view of the many others this has happened to. but i dont know if you know, or they know that if your in hospital (used to be 13 weeks but lately i was told its now 8..but dont know if thats true or not) consecutive weeks or if theres a break between hospital stays of not more than a certain number of weeks concerning the same condition. you can lose dla that way too. or could. not that up to date with changes now but that used to be the situation upto a few years ago. certainly the 13 weeks one was true upto 5 years ago. it was this year i was told it had been reduced to 8 weeks.

    • Mike Sivier November 26, 2019 at 10:56 am - Reply

      I think it’s four weeks now. There has been a story about a person in hospital for that long losing benefit.

  3. Jeffrey Davies November 26, 2019 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Dwp answer the highly trained HCP are doing their jobs hmmm following orders of the government strangely aktion T4 rolling along with out much of a ado culling the stock through benefits denial

  4. Dave Rowlands November 26, 2019 at 10:24 am - Reply


    Their reason: Kori is “as fit as any other child his age with parents that rely on benefits to keep them alive”.

    This is how I think the conservatives come across each and every time this kind of thing happens.

  5. Sandy November 27, 2019 at 3:17 am - Reply

    @ hugosmum70

    Currently adults over 18 lose their PIP/DLA/AA after a stay in hospital of more than 28 days (4 weeks) until they return home. But that does not apply to children under 18, and hasn’t since June 2016, see the link below for details. So extended hospital stays cannot be the reason for this poor kid losing their DLA.
    I think this is a straight up case of yet another ATOS HCP’s deliberate use of ‘disability denial’ to deprive a claimant of benefits.


    Even if this child’s transplant had been a rip-roaring success the after care involved is phenomenal for ANY transplant patient, often for life, involving a plethora of drugs to be administered (with downsides and side-effects of their own) plus various therapies and huge social restrictions. The parents would still need to look after their child far, far more than a healthy child, and often more so than before a transplant.
    I’m not knocking transplants as they can, and do, improve quality of life in many areas, but often at the expense of other areas. That’s a price worth paying, but it’s still a case of the lesser of the two evils rather than a panacea. Surely any HCP from ATOS should know that? Apparently not, which rather beggars the question why not.

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