Man With Brain Tumour Asked To Stand On Head During PIP Assessment

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A grandad with a brain tumour says he was asked to stand on his head during a benefits assessment just weeks after his diagnosis.

Jim Wright was being assessed at his Falkirk home for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
disability benefit when he claims the assessor made the request – which was later passed off as a “joke”.

The 60-year-old self-employed courier and wife Katrina said they were stunned by the gaffe and have complained to the Department for Work and Pensions and Independent Assessment Services.

Jim is considering legal action over how his case was handled – and is still awaiting a decision on whether he will receive the benefit.

He said: “A female PIP assessor came out to see me in my home as a result of my diagnosis.

“I was nervous about it. She said, ‘I’m going to ask you to do some exercises now. So could you…

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