A says, “I am currently receiving chemotherapy for a brain tumour. Two weeks ago, I was turned down for Employment and Support Allowance at a medical, told that I am fit for work. I have been told that appeals can take up to six months. The last thing I can cope with, or should be having to cope with at the moment, is an appeal. Who in their right mind would employ me in my current state? Many people seem to believe that those in most need of help will automatically be entitled to assistance. I am not even entitled to Jobseeker’s Allowance, because I am unable to work for a 40-hour week. Please tell me what I am supposed to live on?”

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