George has cancer and applied for Disability Living Allowance six months ago, but is still waiting to be assessed. Managing on only his sick pay, he is travelling over 100 miles for weekly hospital treatment, each trip costing £45, and putting him into debt. George says, “Times have been tough. My family thought they were going to lose me – the stress levels have been through the roof. I didn’t ask to get cancer, but now I am just asking for the wee bit of help that I am entitled to. Over the 36 years of my working life, I have paid more than £52K in National Insurance, yet, when I need support, I can get nothing, and I’m treated like an idiot. I am not asking them to make special allowances for me, I just want what I am rightfully entitled to.”