63-year old Robert, an ex-trucker, experienced a major injury to his leg at the age of 12, leading to ongoing pain and mobility difficulties. Robert wore callipers and used crutches. He received Disability Living Allowance for 12 years but, at reassessment, was taken to court by the DWP, accused of fraud, after assessors examined the wrong leg. He says, “The DWP wanted me to pay back the money. It has been an absolute nightmare for my wife and me.” As he waited for the case to come to court, his impairment worsened and his leg needed to be amputated. He says, “The DWP were doing all this as I was having my leg off. It took months to persuade them that I am disabled but in the end they only restored my benefit after my left leg was amputated.”

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