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16-year-old Edward Bright, of Ripley, Derbys,, lost all four limbs to meningitis is threatened with having his Personal Independence Payment stopped
The parents of a teenage quadruple amputee have accused benefits bosses of being “heartless” for threatening to stop his money.
Edward Bright lost his arms and legs to meningitis, aged seven, and his family have since claimed £388-a-month Disability Living Allowance on his behalf.
After he turned 16 last month, the wheelchair-bound youngster had to claim again for the Personal Independence Payment, which has replaced DLA.
The family filled in a form saying he needed help with almost all aspects of his daily life, but were shocked to get a letter ordering him to attend a face-to-face meeting or risk losing his benefits.