Man With Part Of His Skull Missing Told He Is ‘Fit For Work’ By DWP

A man who is partially paralysed and had half his skull removed after suffering a stroke, has been declared ‘fit for work’ by the Department for Work and Pensions and had his benefits cut.

Kenny Bailey had a large piece of his skull removed to save his life after he suffered a massive stroke, is paralysed down his left side and suffers with severe memory problems.

Despite his disabilities, the Father of two has been told his benefits are to be cut following a medical examination that was requested by the DWP.

The Daily Star reports:

His employment and support allowance which he uses to pay his bills is to be stopped because the DWP says he should be working.

Kenny, who is waiting for another operation to have a metal plate inserted to reshape his skull and protect his brain, said: “I’m so angry.

“There are people out there who are getting allowances and they are fit for work. But people like me who need it can’t get it.

“The money is used to pay my bills and to buy my food. Now I’m worried I won’t be able to survive and will lose my home.’’

Kenny, 50, of Barnsley, suffered the life-threatening stroke in a Greggs bakery shop two years ago.

It took an hour for an ambulance to arrive because of a mistake by the operator who took the 999 call.

Kenny had an emergency op to remove swelling on his brain and has been battling the debilitating effects of his condition ever since.

He said: “I would feel uncomfortable going back to work because I can’t use my left side.

“But because I can use my right side they’re saying I’m fit for work. This decision isn’t fair. I can’t use my arm, I’ve got a bad limp and I can’t concentrate. They’re picking on the disabled.’’

Kenny, who is separated from wife Emma, has regular contact with his children Morgan, seven, and two-year-old Mia but is unable to play with them or change Mia’s nappies.

A DWP spokesman said: “Work Capability Assessments help ensure that people get the level of support that they need, rather than just writing them off on sickness benefits as happened in the past.

“A claimant who disagrees can appeal.’’

  • Rod

    Its sad, because appeals take months if not years.

  • kkima68

    That is so ridiculous. I feel so sorry for him.

  • Djago

    I know one dud who`s fit for work! Hi name is Obama.

  • covert

    Unfortunately there are those that are bleeding the system dry, we all know one ,who will work on the side for cash but not take a proper job, or hairdressers who have a disabled badge but travel to peoples houses to perm or cut your hair, in this instance they are wrong but everyone is getting tarred with the same brush.

  • Kimberly Boggs

    obamas new America apparently. Sure why not cut all the disabeled americans disability checks who have worked themselves into an early grave or has suffered severe illnesses like this poor man and that way congress can steal some more of our money and also save the rest of the money for all the illegal immigrants and ,muslim refugees (which are not really refugees, lol. )

  • Anony_Mouse58

    Hey stupid Americans that want to make everything about Obama. This story is from The United Kingdom. Christ you people are idiots. How do you function?

    • Anony_Mouse58

      Can you people even read? Perhaps you all should be on disability for severe mental illness.

  • Jokie X Wilson

    This is just disgraceful! How could anyone force this guy to work in this condition? Fortunately, some of us here in the USA can read. But we continue to suffer from the influence of those who choose not to enough to become competent at it.