Breast cancer patient told: 'You're fit for work'
CANCER patient Judith Streeton feared she would lose benefits of £440-a-month after a fit-for-work assessment.
The mother-of-one, pictured, who was medically retired from her job as a nurse, was classed as suitable for work after an assessment – despite being in recovery from breast cancer and suffering from osteoarthritis.
The 49-year-old, of Balmoral Close, Hanford, was told she would lose her incapacity benefit but successfully appealed.
She said: "It is incredibly stressful and obviously very worrying as I have a 17-year-old to look after.
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"Nobody helps you while you wait for the outcome of the appeal. I had to borrow from my mum and, if you have savings, you have to use them.
"They make you wonder how ill you need to be. It makes you question whether or not you are actually a swindler."