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Claims The Budget Is 'Failing' Cornwall's Sick

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8:01am 24th March 2013

A Camborne man struggling to survive on £70 a week says the budget has failed him.

Mark Lane has had his disability benefits cut after being told he is fit to work.

He says his chronic fatigue makes it impossible to hold down a job.

Mark says the government should be doing more to help people like him: "I want to go and work but I get too tired. I would love to work but I just don't know what I'm going to do with it. I'm always worried, because I just worry about money all the time. I can't just say 'Great I'll go and buy that', the money goes on the flat and that's it."

"They say you need £71 to live on and I just can't live on £71. I just go to Lidls and put stuff in the freezer but it's just so expensive. Nothing's going down. They're not helping unemployed people. They're forcing people back to work and not helping the sick people."

8:01am 24th March 2013

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