A MAN who has had both legs amputated is struggling to survive financially –​ because bureaucrats are still deciding if he is disabled.

For the past 20 weeks John Bower and wife Jayne say they have been living through a nightmare while officials from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) decide if he is eligible for Disability Living Allowance.

The Golcar couple claim they have had to answer numerous questions from civil servants –​ even though a simple check would reveal that Mr Bower has had both legs amputated below the knee.

Despite the DWP being supplied with medicals details from a consultant, the couple were then asked questions which included:

How far he could walk?
When would he be able to walk?
Was it true that he had prosthetic legs?

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