‘It feels like contempt’: DWP tells 85-year-old dementia patient to repay £13k

‘It feels like contempt’: DWP tells 85-year-old dementia patient to repay £13k

Cypriot-born Sia Kasparis, who speaks limited English, was not told about disability premium overpayment for several years

Eighty-five-year-old Sia Kasparis was in her hospital bed in the living room of her small north London flat when there was a knock at the door.

The grandmother-of-five has been bedbound for the last two years, the result of a collapsed vertebra and a range of other health problems, including vascular dementia, heart failure and kidney disease.

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