Former soldier from Leeds told he can't have carer's benefit

Former Lance Corporal Adam Douglas was severely injured in Iraq in 2003. He and his wife Maria were told they could have a benefit known as Disability Living Allowance - Carer's Component.

But when the Department of Work and Pensions stopped the benefit, the couple, from Leeds, faced seven tribunals before it was reinstated.

The very next day, however, the DWP told Mr Douglas he was no longer disabled enough for the benefit - despite him being in a wheelchair - as Helen Steel reports.

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