48-year old Pete worked as a mechanical engineer for almost 20 years, until he had a car accident resulting in physical and cognitive impairment. He was signed off work and received disability benefits. However, a recent Employment and Support Allowance assessment deems him fit for work. Pete is appealing against the decision, but his benefits have been reduced by £30 per week. He’s also losing £12.50 weekly because of bedroom tax on a house he’s lived in for years. He says he feels guilty about claiming benefits and wonders whether it would have been better if he hadn’t survived, as he’s now being made to feel “like a drain on resources.”

Source: http://figr.es/s413