‘I gave up my life to care for my sister – then I was left skint when she died’

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Peter Wilson, 51, has been trying to claim Universal Credit after his carer’s allowance ended.

A grieving Hull brother has spoken of his despair from his hospital bed after missing out on crucial benefit payments following the death of his beloved sister who he cared for.

Peter Wilson, 51, of west Hull, was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after developing a hernia in his stomach, just two weeks after his sibling, Susan, died in December 2018.

But because he had scar tissue in his stomach from previous hernia surgery, the first operation failed and Mr Wilson needed a second operation to have an ileostomy and stoma bag fitted and has been recovering in hospital for more than three months.

Mr Wilson has been trying to claim Universal Credit because his carer’s allowance has come to an end after losing his sister.Because he is in hospital and missed an…

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