Woman’s fury at PM over allowances

NEAABE110913e1, Karen Haslam and her son Sam from Brinsley, had his disability allowance reduced.
NEAABE110913e1, Karen Haslam and her son Sam from Brinsley, had his disability allowance reduced.

A WOMAN who is waiting for her son’s slashed disability allowance to be reviewed is furious after discovering a Riddings man had his case brought forward.

Karen Haslam, who had her allowance cut back on last year under the new coalition Government, is waiting for a court date for it to be reviewed and was ‘disgusted’ to discover that Dave Hardwick, in the same boat, had his review date brought forward after writing to the Prime Minister.

“I can’t see why he should be prioritised over everyone else. It’s disgusting,” she said.

“We should all be treated the same and it should be a queuing system.

“He should have to wait like the rest of us.”

Mrs Haslam, of Brinsley, looks after her son, Sam, who was born with water on his brain and struggles to do everyday basic things like go out on his own and get dressed.

Both Mrs Haslam and Dave Hardwick from Riddings lodged an appeal with the Department for Work and Pensions after having their benefits reduced and were told it would be several months before their tribunal dates arrive because of the amount of people challenging the cuts.

Not happy with the wait, Mr Hardwick wrote to David Cameron and received a reply saying that his appeal would be brought forward.

Mr Hardwick suffers arthritis, kidney problems and diabetes.