39-year old Elenore was diagnosed with a brain tumour in her teens and, as a consequence, had never worked. At her Employment and Support Allowance assessment, she was deemed fit for work, but died just weeks later. Her father said, “Even though she told the assessor that she had the brain tumour, they started the process to get her back into work. She was going to appeal, but then she became unwell and was admitted to hospital. It was such a shock to her system.” Elenore’s partner of 20 years said, despite struggling with grief and his own health problems, and as well as being a father to three teenage children, he has been told his own Employment and Support Allowance is to be stopped and he will have to find work. He says, “I’m trying to cope, but I’m not managing. It’s so difficult without Elenore. We did everything together.”

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