Mablethorpe man with debilitating heart condition told to work after benefits assessment

It's claimed the move to Universal Credit is still leaving seriously disabled people in Lincolnshire unfairly branded fit for work.

24 year old Sam Moore has 17 holes in his heart and has had 5 major operations to keep him alive.

2 years ago he moved to Mablethorpe to be with family, but when he was assessed he was told to get a job despite his life threatening condition.

Sam says he genuinely wants to work but he simply can't because of his condition.

He now survives on the basic Universal Credit payment of £245 a month but he's hoping to overturn the original decision following a new assessment.

He believes the stress of the process has had a negative impact on his health.

In response the Department of Work and Pensions said it's committed to people getting the right support and everyone has the right to appeal a decision. It says where further information is provided the assessment can be overturned. 
 

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