Karen spent the last two years of her life fighting to retain her benefits. Her sight was failing because of kidney disease and she was often unable to leave her bed, but was assessed as fit for work. She lost at appeal and only finally succeeded weeks before she died. Her husband says, “Battling for her rights took a real toll. It was an absolute disgrace for someone to suggest she was capable of working and it caused her terrible anxiety in the final years of her life. It should have been plain to anybody that my wonderful wife was not capable of work.” A friend says, “She lived her last months desperately scared that her family would not survive the onslaught. The system failed her and she spent her last precious moments fighting.”

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