George worked as a miner and foundry worker, then as a communications engineer, until his doctor advised him to stop after a heart attack at the age of 53. When he applied for Employment and Support Allowance, he was assessed as fit for work and signed on for Jobseeker’s Allowance while he waited for his appeal to be heard. Eight months later, he was placed in the work-related activity group of ESA. The day before he was due for another reassessment, George collapsed and died of a heart attack. His wife is convinced that the stress of claiming killed him.