Jayson and Jacqueline Carmichael described the Court of Appeal’s decision to reject their case against the benefit reforms as ‘flabbergasting’
The husband and full-time carer of a woman with spina bifida yesterday branded themselves “political prisoners” of Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reform.
They also described the High Court’s rejection of their appeal as “flabbergasting”.
Jacqueline Carmichael, 42, uses a wheelchair, is unable to walk and needs an electronic mattress which helps alleviate bed sore pressure.
Her flat is so small that two beds cannot be squeezed together to allow her and her husband to sleep in the same room.
They have to pay an extra £56 a month even though her debilitating condition means the couple cannot physically share a bedroom.
Husband Jayson, 52, told the Mirror: “We are truly gobsmacked. The High Court is trying…
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