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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to heart problems has benefits cut to £20 a week 22 Jan 2018 11:29 #5843

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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to severe heart problems has disability benefits cut to £20 a week

Exclusive: David Coe, 60, has disability support reduced by DWP to £20 a week despite courts ruling being forced to work would result in 'substantial risk of further deterioration to his health'

Mr Coe, 60 from Norwich, has lost nearly all his disability benefit despite the court ruling in April that due to his heart condition and anxiety working would result in 'substantial risk of further deterioration to his health'
A man whose heart stopped beating for almost 10 minutes after he suffered a cardiac arrest has had his disability benefits cut to just £20 a week.

Courts ruled last year that David Coe would risk further deterioration to his health if he was forced to work.

But in October, the 60-year-old from Norwich had his disability support reduced to just £20 a week by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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The former B&B owner suffered a cardiac arrest last February as he walked home from signing on at the job centre.

His heartbeat “flatlined” for nearly 10 minutes as doctors tried to resuscitate him and eventually he was saved.

Several months prior to this, he had been told by assessors contracted by the DWP that he was well enough to find work and therefore wasn't eligible for Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

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www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/disability-benefit-cancelled-dwp-work-pensions-severe-heart-problems-fit-to-work-assessment-david-a8165966.html
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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to heart problems has benefits cut to £20 a week 22 Jan 2018 12:25 #5846

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And all those hard working people out there oblivious to what awaits them if they ever fall ill and have to claim PIP or ESA. I`m not sure if these select committees who hold meeting about these companies and the way assessments are done don`t know by now that it`s all trickery and one sided. What is needed here is a complete removal of these private contracts and proper assessments carried out by GP`s/consultants and charities all being paid this money to decide whether a patient is capable of doing certain things and not just working. That way the NHS would be given the cash to do the medicals properly and be able to look at their patients records and history, rather than asking people to fill in a tick box form. The whole assessment, mandatory reconsiderations are just a fools errand and it`s not until someone appeals to an independent body (Tribunals Service) that their evidence is given any credibility. Why it even gets as far as this when the evidence people provide should be enough to rubber stamp an award is just farcical. When I had to go to appeal last time to win back my ESA WRAG award, I could see that the Tribunals service was far better prepared at what they do and even the court clerk couldn`t have been nicer. The absolute opposite from the cut throat atmosphere we feel when asked to attend a government based assessment.
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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to heart problems has benefits cut to £20 a week 14 Feb 2018 09:45 #6181

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Yes this is a typical story as to what is taking place today and over the past years while the TORYS have been bleeding us all dry.

People out there are walking around in a big bubble while sitting all cosy at their little office desks looking all smug in the illusion of "this unemployment thing wont happened to me" and when it does, its a severe shock to the system as this poor person in the story has found out the hard way.


I am totally DISGUSTED how both main political parties allow this culture to go on,its alright debating it on their nice comfy leather green seats,DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! :evil: :(


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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to heart problems has benefits cut to £20 a week 14 Feb 2018 10:03 #6183

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jobber wrote: "this unemployment thing wont happened to me"

Oh but it will jobber, it will. Having a `secure` job these days is like the uncertainty of winning the lottery. Unless you are already a trained nurse, dentist, GP, mechanic, surgeon, or qualified in something to be able to work for yourself and not rely on the state, your future is not secure.
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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to heart problems has benefits cut to £20 a week 14 Feb 2018 14:10 #6186

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jobber wrote: "this unemployment thing wont happened to me"

Oh but it will jobber, it will. Having a `secure` job these days is like the uncertainty of winning the lottery. Unless you are already a trained nurse, dentist, GP, mechanic, surgeon, or qualified in something to be able to work for yourself and not rely on the state, your future is not secure.

Undertaking is probably the best career option at the moment.
Austerity and punitive welfare regime is skewing the average life expectancy statistics they are actually on the decrease.
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Man who ‘died for 10 minutes’ due to heart problems has benefits cut to £20 a week 14 Feb 2018 14:17 #6187

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comply or die wrote:
jobber wrote: "this unemployment thing wont happened to me"

Oh but it will jobber, it will. Having a `secure` job these days is like the uncertainty of winning the lottery. Unless you are already a trained nurse, dentist, GP, mechanic, surgeon, or qualified in something to be able to work for yourself and not rely on the state, your future is not secure.


Thats was my point Comply, to the masses out there currently living in bubble land sitting at their desks including those at joke central and dwp,coming to a town near you an soon. :) Here's hoping it's sooner than later.
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