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Poorly carer told to find work
7:30am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
A MAN suffering the after effects from blood clots on his lungs has been told that he must return to work.
Ian Woollard, 46, has been told that he is fit to start a job by French-based private firm Atos who carry out capability checks on behalf of the government despite also caring for his elderyl father Brian.
Mr Woollard of Lawford was assessed by two healthcare professionals three months ago and was informed that his employment and support allowance was being stopped.
A spokesperson for the Department of work and pensions said: “We look at what people have the ability to do and take into account advice from doctors.
“If anyone is looking after another person who is heavily reliant upon them they may be entitled to carer’s allowance.”