Mum struggling to pay heating bills after delay in disability claim

Joan Brown of Shoreswood Drive, Silksworth, who suffers from arthritis has been waiting six months from a fitness to work report from Atos.

Joan Brown of Shoreswood Drive, Silksworth, who suffers from arthritis has been waiting six months from a fitness to work report from Atos.

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A MUM says she is struggling to heat her home because of delays in processing a disability claim.

Silksworth woman Joan Brown had to give up her job with Sunderland City Council after developing severe arthritis in her knees.

Last July, the 44-year-old contacted with Department for Work and Pensions who said she needed a medical with Atos, the company which carries out fitness to work examinations on behalf of the Government.

 

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