Former electrician, Simon, has degenerative disk disease, as well as nerve damage, which leaves him in severe chronic pain. He generally only leaves his bed to use the toilet. He is currently waiting for major surgery. When he was assessed for Employment and Support Allowance, the assessor did not let him complete the physical tasks in case it caused him pain. However, he was subsequently placed in the work-related activity group, requiring him to attend job interviews and courses or lose his benefits.