Terminally Ill Dad Fails PIP Assessment- For Hugging His Daughter

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A dying dad has told how his disability benefit was axed – after he lovingly reached out to hug his four-year-old daughter.

Father-of-five Mark Roberts, 45, has just two years to live after surviving a massive heart attack.

But he says he scored zero on a test of his mobility and daily living after an assessor watched him embrace his little girl Saffron, who was suffering from chicken pox.

“It’s so shocking,” said Mr Roberts.

“I would rather risk my own health by leaning forward to hug my daughter than see her struggle. I don’t know what that’s got to do with anything.”

His furious wife Anne, 49, added: “I think there should be a warning to all the other people out there who are dying.

“Don’t cuddle your kids or your benefits will be stopped.”

Mr Roberts from Wrexham, north Wales, was assessed for his benefits earlier this month…

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