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Cornish Amputee Applies for 2,600 Jobs

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7:01am 6th November 2012

A Cornish amputee has told Pirate FM he's been knocked back for more than 2,600 jobs.

Mark Cock from Camborne reckons it is because companies say they can not afford to insure him.

Now he is worried for thousands of others with disabilities who could be declared fit for work in the benefits overhaul and then find they can not find anywhere to employ them.

Mark said: "There's me that wants to go back to work. But I'm getting the door shut in my face. They want people to get back to work and they want people with a disability to get back to work as well but if the insurance is astronomically high - how can they do that?

"I feel sorry for the companies. They're the ones that are suffering. Let's face it, we're just coming out of a double dip recession, things do cost a lot of money. Those companies aren't going to part with that money, especially if it's in short supply."

7:01am 6th November 2012

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