Disabled Barrow man hits out at return to work policy
Last updated at 15:06, Thursday, 26 April 2012
A DISABLED man has hit out at a new government policy aimed at getting people on sickness benefits back into work.
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Lost my job due to Osteoperosis. Have to lie down every so often as the pain becomes unbearable. My doctor says I'm unfit for work. Already been through the appeals process once where I was awarded employment and support allowance. Now I have to go through it all again. Meanwhile the bills keep coming and I have a 9 year old son I'm supposed to look after whilst his mother works (of which I dont get a penny in child benefit but SHE does). All at the lovely age of 34. If anyone can find me a job where they'll let me lie down when my backs bad I'd be only too willing to work. Unfortunately nobody else sees it that way :( I haven't had ANY help from the benefits agency finding me suitable work. So I guess if the appeal fails I starve and get kicked out my house? Happy days.
In 1930âs Germany, propaganda portrayed disabled people as "useless eaters" and people who had "lives unworthy of living".The propaganda stressed the high cost of supporting disabled people, and suggested that there was something unhealthy or even unnatural about society paying for this.In Britain 2012 disabled people are demonised as âscroungersâ or âbenefit cheatsâ and we are told that supporting disabled people is âunsustainableâSounds familiar?
Try working down the pit for half a lifetime.