George experiences chronic pain, after an amputation caused by an accident when he worked as an apprentice joiner. He continued to work for 35 years as a clerk in a small business, until he was retired on health grounds relating to increasing infections at the site of his amputation, as well as arthritis. Dangerously high blood pressure means he is monitored round-the-clock. At his Employment and Support Allowance assessment, he was assessed as fit for work.