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Boy with leukaemia fed by foodbanks after Department for Work and Pensions axed his benefits

Boy with leukaemia fed by foodbanks after Department for Work and Pensions axed his benefits

Seven year old boy battling leukaemia is being fed by foodbanks after Department for Work and Pensions axed his benefits

Tommi Miller, now 7, had the all-clear but officials refused to restart payments when the cancer returned to attack his spinal cord, bone marrow and brainstem

The family of a seven-year-old boy battling leukaemia have been forced to use foodbanks after their benefits were axed.

Tommi Miller’s parents received £700 a month to help look after him until he was given the all-clear last April.

But when the cancer returned in a more virulent form, Ruth, 39 and Kevin, 42, stopped work to care for their son.

They hoped the Department for Work and Pensions would restart the payments. But officials said No.

With no income for six months, the family have relied on foodbanks to eat.

They have struggled to pay gas bills, been threatened with eviction and could only celebrate Christmas after friends raised £1,200.

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