A father who suffered devastating injuries in a hit and a run had his benefits cut after being told that he was "fit for work."

Stuart Hill can not walk and after the attack a year ago has stretched a huge metal frame around his right leg.

The frame prevents the 32-year-old from moving without crutches.

And he says he can not do most of the daily chores like washing without the help of his partner Kirsty (28).

Stuart suffered injury in a hit and a run

Despite his desperate condition, a child's father recently received a letter from the Ministry of Labor and Pensions, saying he was "fit for work."

Stuart says he can return to his old job in a factory when he has fully recovered, but the physical nature would make him hurt his leg if he came back now.

Stuart had a composite fracture of the fibula and tibia in the early hours of July 8 last year when he was hit by a car.

He also needs 30 stitches in his face as a result of the collision.

Stuart, who is from Chorley, Lancs, had three operations on his leg and was detained at the hospital for three weeks.

He says he has to deal with everyday tasks

Having been kept away from his 24,000-pound job in the factory since the incident when Stuart was dependent on Universal Credit.

However, in April he received a letter from the DWP stating that his monthly payments would be cut by £ 440 to £ 328.

His employment and assistance allowance was completely canceled.

Government officials say that although Stuart may not be able to return to his physical role as a factory worker, there are other jobs he could do.

Stuart said, "It's absolutely ridiculous.

"I can not even put my socks on properly, let alone walk with this frame.

He has cut his benefits

"If I tried to go out, there's a high probability that I'm seriously injured.

"It's not like I do not want to work because I do it.

"I have earned decent money and now depend on social benefits and my partner.

"As soon as I'm able to work again, I will.

"I have worked all my adult life and paid my taxes so I feel I should be cared for now."

Stuart said the frame should stay in place for at least the next six months.

In a letter to him on April 8, it said, "We are writing to you because we have reviewed your application and have decided that we can not pay you any work and support benefits.

"This is because your assessment of work ability shows that you have a disability, illness or health condition but are now able to get a job done.

"We are aware that this may not be the same kind of work you did before.

"But we can help you identify the types of work you can do, considering your disability, illness, or health status."

Stuart appealed the decision, but the government refused.

A DWP spokesperson said, "Decisions for the ESA are made based on all of the information we have at this time, including evidence from a family doctor or an applicant's specialist physician.

"A review of Mr. Hill's case has confirmed the decision, but if someone disagrees with his assessment, he can call an independent court.

"Mr. Hill continues to be supported by the local employment office and receives Universal Credit benefits every month."

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