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Friday, 7 December 2018

Mum Battling 'Breast Cancer' Asked to Wait for 8 Weeks by UNIVERSAL CREDIT to get Cash Bury her 'Dead Son'

 Debbie - here with son Ashley and her other son Connor (left)


A MUM who is battling cancer while on Universal Credit had to wait months to bury her son as she couldn't afford the funeral.

Desperate cancer patient Diane Hannaby, 52, was left in debt after waiting weeks to get help to afford the costs after Ashley died suddenly aged 34.
His body had to be left in the morgue for months because she was £900 short of the money needed, the i newspaper reported.
She said: "It was absolutely awful. I couldn’t bear the thought of him lying there all alone with none of his loved ones around him.
"It prolonged my grief as I couldn’t say goodbye to my son properly."
In September of this year Ashley was found dead at his flat - just a day after his mum last spoke to him.
 Diane's son Ashley died suddenly in September, but the family couldn't busy him until November
Diane, who is living in Weymoth, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and had to give up work as a cleaner supervisor.
A year later she developed tongue cancer, suffered a heart attack and was found to have coronary heart disease too.
On top of that ordeal she developed neck cancer AND suffered a collapsed lung before her son passed away.
But because she'd only gone onto Universal Credit in August, she was told she would have to wait before she was entitled to get help with funeral costs too.
“We were very close and he had gone through a rough patch too but was coming out the other side,” Diane recalled.
"He was desperate to give up drinking and was waiting for a place on a rehab programme and was feeling positive about the future.
"He adored his kids and was talking about starting work as a fork lift driver again once he’d been to rehab and getting his life back on track.
"I remember him telling me he loved me and would see me soon before he hung up. It was the last thing he ever said to me."
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