Oct 212011
 

A terminally ill man has been living off 12p a day for food after being refused benefits.

Peter Duut, a Dutch national who lives in Haverhill, has worked long hours as a carpenter in the UK for the past two-and-a-half years.

When he became term-inally ill with cancer in April he tried to claim benefits, only to be told that he does not qualify.

Peter and his wife Laurel have since been unable to afford enough food, and are battling with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to give them enough money to live off.

Read the rest at Haverhill Weekly News

 

Black Triangle have been informed that Peter passed away on October13th, before this article was published and that Laurel, his widow is having difficulties being accepted for a funeral grant and claiming benefits herself, with it looking like she may loose the house they shared.

Many thanks to all who donated to help Laurel at the time.

From Black Triangle

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