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DWP change catches out Mull man

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

A DISABLED man on Mull faces becoming ‘a prisoner in his own house’, when the UK government removes his car this month due to changing welfare benefits.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has ordered Alex Fletcher, who lives in Bunessan, to return his car by the end of May because he fails to qualify for it under the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The 61-year-old told The Oban Times: ‘I’ve got arthritis in almost every joint of my body. It’s painful. It’ll take me an hour to walk 50 yards to the shops. Without my car, I’m going to be a prisoner in my own house.’

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