A MAN forced to give up work with heart problems had his benefits axed for failing to complete a capability assessment… after suffering a heart attack during the examination.
The man, who received employment support allowance, was required to attend a work-capability assessment to assess his suitability for work.
During the appointment he was told he was having a heart attack, forcing the nurse to stop the assessment.
Two weeks later he got a letter from Jobcentre Plus saying he had withdrawn from the assessment and was being sanctioned. The man took his case to Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams.
A spokesman for the MP said: “It is meeting constituents with terrible stories like this that spurred Debbie on to publicly question Iain Duncan Smith and make the Government face the consequences of benefit sanctions policies.
“No-one’s saying people on benefits shouldn’t have to look for work when…
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