A woman has lost out on more than £5,000 in disability benefits… as she cannot access her local assessment centre.
Jaki Whyte, from Colchester, has been out of work for 10 years as she is disabled.
In order to claim her Employment and Support Allowance she needs to attend the assessment centre in Colchester.
However the centre in Wellington Street came under fire recently for its inaccessibility.
She said: “It has affected me badly, in June the department for work and pensions classed me as fit to work as I am failing to attend appointments, but the reason is because I cannot get into the building and have to be manhandled in.
“It’s a matter of life or death for people like me, it’s so important.”
Appalling! The poor woman! SOMETHING MUST BE D….