Fisherman James has blood clots and severe, open ulcers on his legs. Specialists have told him that he risks his life if he goes back to work, but the DWP has assessed him as fit for work. When he went to sign up for Jobseeker’s Allowance, the staff said he was clearly not able to work so he couldn’t claim. He returned to work, but was hurried back to land, desperately ill. Another claim for Employment and Support Allowance saw him assessed again as fit for work. James says, “I now have the choice of either not going to work and not be able to live, or go and risk dying.”