Benefits victory for disabled son after Dagenham father goes to Downing Street

Posted: November 15, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Benefit tales

A father has won a victory for his severely disabled son by going to Downing Street to demand the Prime Minister hire his boy if the government thinks he is fit to work.

Fred Hazle, 46, from Grafton Road, Dagenham, was protesting a string of “bullying” letters sent to his 19-year-old son James, who has the mental age of a five-year-old, threatening to stop his £71.95 a week in benefits unless he could “prove” he cannot work.

James needs round-the-clock care and has autism, blindness, epilepsy and severe learning difficulties.

Speaking exclusively to the Post, Fred said he has now secured a promise that the letters will stop, and that James will receive benefits “indefinitely”.

Fred, who works as a bus driver, said: “First they put me on to some call centre. I told them I would go back down there to Downing Street, and about 20 minutes later…

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