Second World War vet who lost foot denied disability allowance

A Second World War veteran whose foot was amputated after a electric wheelchair ran over it has been denied government cash for living with a disability on the grounds that he is too old.

Eighty-two-year-old Robert Clayton was told he ‘did not qualify’ for the ‘Disability Living Allowance’ because he was over 65 – and told to look for charity cash instead.

The pensioner, from Sevenoaks in Kent, had to find £1,300 to pay for a new automatic car because he could no longer use a manual since his foot was removed.

Speaking from his home the former soldier attacked government “discrimination” after receiving another bill for £1,400 – to install specialist disability driving equipment in his vehicle to make it “comply” with safety regulations…

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