‘Carry on fighting’ message after woman’s PIP refusal is overturned on appeal
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A Great Yarmouth woman is urging others not to give up over benefit cuts that are robbing claimants of their cars.
Jenny Oxborough, 62, has been appealing a decision to strip her of her mobility vehicle on an almost monthly basis since September.
This week however, following the intervention of her GP, she has taken delivery of a larger car, allowing her to get on with her life and help her mother.
Mrs Oxborough now wants to give hope to other people in her position and encourage them to carry on fighting.
Under the Government's rollout of Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) the chronically ill and disabled have been re-assessed, with many - some 50,000 according to one charity - losing their vehicles.
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The former taxi driver with a string of health problems including COPD said people should contact DIAL in Yarmouth and obtain a doctor's letter of support to improve their chances.
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