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(sadly not satire – it’s the UK today)

There are now numerous cases of terminally sick cancer patients being told by the DWP they are unable to receive sickness benefit because they are supposedly ‘fit for work’.

The latest victim of the coalition government’s slashing of help and support for the sick, disabled and dying was Chris Smith, a plumber from Leicester with terminal cancer who died last month:

Fit for work?

Help for the sick and disabled in the UK has now effectively disappeared and the welfare state – in England and Wales at least – has already gone.

Here’s the proof that sick people – even cancer patients – are now regarded as malingerers:

Thousands of Cancer Patients Wait For Six Months or More For Disability Benefits

Cancer patients to lose up to £94 a week

DWP blames cancer patient for her illness

Mother’s plea for son who lost benefits after missing signing on because of cancer operation

Throat cancer victim – “this is not the England they fought and died for!”

Let’s be clear – Tory and Lib Dem MPs have decided terminally ill patients should work or starve

A soldier’s tale

40% of cancer patients can’t afford to heat their home properly

Man living on flour and water and woman forced to stop chemotherapy

Life in the PIP queue: One year and counting for claimant with cancer

Cancer sufferer left penniless after waiting six months for vital financial help

Cancer sufferer loses disabilty benefits appeal

Benefits office ‘treating me like a liar’, says Dundee cancer sufferer


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