Severely Disabled 8 Year Old Must Claim Benefits In Germany Say DWP

Same Difference

I wonder if this photo led to this newspaper article?

Either way, I’m glad to know the full story behind the photo. The case is crazy- the child is British and living in Britain. Why can’t Britain pay her DLA? Her father is working in Germany- he is not German and even if he was, considering the child is British and living here, the idea of claiming in Germany would still make no sense.

Ava Jolliffe needs round-the- clock care, is profoundly deaf, certified blind, has to use a wheelchair, can’t feed herself and her eyes shake permanently.

But because the Preston eight-year-old’s father works in Germany, and pays the equivalent of National Insurance there, the Government say she is not entitled to Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Instead, bosses at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have told the family they should be claiming help from the German authorities.

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