MS sufferer slams ‘awful’ benefits chiefs who axed her Motability car in favour £65,000 taxis

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BENEFITS bosses axed a disabled woman’s Motability car to save cash – but then agreed to pay out £65,000 to taxi her to and from work.

The bureaucrats first decided Jan Davis, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, no longer qualified for the disability allowance she used to pay for the car.

But just weeks later officers from the same Government department ruled she did qualify for help in getting to work.

They agreed to pay for a taxi to take Jan, from Ayr, to and from her job in East Kilbride, 33 miles away.

The move, which would cost the taxpayer an extra £19,000 a year, was last night branded “shambolic” by her local MP.

Jan, 58, who suffers excruciating pain, had been receiving the Personal Independence Payment, a non-means tested benefit, and used this money to lease a Motability car.

But the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) last…

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