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TOPIC: Disabled dad ‘starving and freezing to death’ after benefits axed

Disabled dad ‘starving and freezing to death’ after benefits axed 05 Feb 2019 12:46 #13731

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A disabled father and military veteran says he has been left feeling suicidal after his vital benefits were stopped.

A disabled father and military veteran says he has been left “freezing” and “starving to death” after callous DWP officials stopped his vital benefit payments, it has been reported.

Mark Smith, 46, from Hull, suffers from cervical myelopathy which has caused considerable damage to his spine leaving him unable to work.

Mr Smith was diagnosed with the debilitating condition in 2016 and has since had two vertebrae removed from his neck, which he claims means he struggles to walk and is in constant pain.

In spite of his obvious disability, Mr Smith says he has been waiting “years” for Employment and Support Allowance, and also that his Personal Independence Payments (PIP) were axed in November 2018.

Mr Smith told the Hull Daily Mail: “I’m starving because I have no money for food, and I’m having to rely on Hull Veterans to feed me and bring round food parcels to my house in order to eat.

“I can’t afford heating either, so I’m freezing to death, and the cold conditions in my house is making my neck even worse.

“I’m severely disabled and have been diagnosed with cervical myelopathy.

“I’ve had to have half my neck removed after getting constant pins and needles, and I’m now on 18 tablets a day for the condition.

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