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DWP To Amputee Veteran: ‘Get A Job. Doesn’t Matter How You Travel.’

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Surely they can’t do this?

What I mean is they must have made a mistake or deliberately misinterpreted the legislation?

Same Difference

This is how we treat our veterans- 100 years since World War 1.

GET a job – but it does not matter if you cannot travel there.

That’s what amputee Gordon Lang has been told by the Department of Work and Pensions.

Mr Lang appealed against a decision to stop his Employment Support Allowance after he was told he should be able to work.

But that was rejected and he has now lost his ESA. The DWP said it looked at if he could work, not how he might travel to and from a job.

The government department said he might work at home or an employer could supply transport.

The former Royal Marine, who served in the Falklands conflict said: ‘There probably are (jobs that come with transport) but certainly not in Gosport.

‘I’m absolutely gutted. I did 25 years in the services. I took about a year after…

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Written by Smiling Carcass

13/08/2014 at 8:15 AM

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