Graham had had potentially fatal Addison’s disease since he was 21. After 40 years in work, he became too ill to continue. He applied for Employment and Support Allowance, but was assessed as fit for work. Three months later, he died of a heart attack. His wife says, “Graham would surely be alive today if it was not for the stress. The month before he died, you could tell he was going downhill. His stress levels were through the roof and he was upping his steroids to higher levels every day. Graham was talking about his appeal constantly and writing the details out dozens of times a day. He was a proud man and what upset him most was that he thought they were calling him a liar.” Although his wife informed the DWP about his death, four months later a letter arrived summoning him to his appeal hearing, which found in his favour.