When Derek was turned down for Disability Living Allowance, to cover the extra costs of impairment, he had recently received a double kidney transplant. It took 13 months for a tribunal to overturn the decision. His health has since deteriorated dramatically, after his kidney transplant failed, and he has had to restart dialysis three times a week. Despite that, he has been required to reapply for DLA and, again, been turned down. His brother says, “Derek was so depressed when he was turned down again that he didn’t want to carry on with dialysis. It’s like they are calling him a liar.”

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