A person born without arms or legs has slammed the federal government after being forced to fill in a fitness-to-work questionnaire 3 times in a single yr.
Kevin Donnellon, 58, was one of many kids affected within the thailidomide tragedy which noticed roughly 2,000 infants born with malformed limbs as a aspect impact of a sedative drug.
Fewer than 500 victims of the thalidomide catastrophe have lived previous 50.
The survivor, from Liverpool, now has to full ‘intrusive’ 24-page booklets from the Department for Work and Pensions so as to hold his advantages, in accordance to Mirror Online.
In 2019 alone, he has accomplished a type for PIP funds to exchange his Disability Living Allowance and two ‘capability for work’ types for Universal Credit to exchange Employment and Support Allowance.
Kevin – who suffers from extreme backache from his outdated synthetic legs and sort two diabetes – says the federal government ‘seems to have targeted disabled people’.
Revealing that his third type is due to be accomplished on Christmas Day, he mentioned: ‘It feels vindictive. The questions are intrusive, very private.
‘I was born like this – you’d suppose my particulars can be on the system.’
Kevin, who final labored 15 years in the past, added: ‘It’s not like my arms and legs have grown.’
The DWP mentioned the reassessments have been a part of the transition from DLA to PIP and people with life-long situations would then solely have ‘light-touch’ 10-year evaluations.
A spokesman added: ‘Mr Donnellon has been awarded ESA indefinitely following a recent reassessment, and the highest rate of PIP with a light-touch review in 10 years.’
Kevin’s case emerged after a Tory candidate was filmed telling a hustings occasion that folks with studying disabilities ought to be paid lower than minimal wage as ‘they don’t perceive cash’.