Hounded by the DWP: Mother yet again forced to prove her son is severely disabled


Benefit tales

A SEVERELY disabled young man who is unable to talk, read or write and needs round-the-clock care has been targeted yet again by the Department of Work and Pensions because of Tory government changes to disability benefits.

Last year The National revealed how Stuart Chester, who has Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism and is unable to feed or wash himself, had to prove he was unfit for work or risk losing his Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

The 25-year-old was sent a 20-page Work Capability Assessment form to fill in and his mother Debbie McKenzie, 51, said receiving the form had caused her “undue stress”.

However, she did fill in the form last August and was eventually told he would have DLA for life as his condition was never going to change.

Now the DWP has dropped another bombshell and sent Stuart a 42-page form to fill in to prove he…

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