Jeff Adamson has to pay towards the basic care he needs to dress, eat and live and says the charges are ‘soul-destroying’.
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A former Post Office worker who was paralysed by cancer is being forced to pay £600 a month in care tax.
Jeff Adamson has to contribute towards the basic care he needs to dress, eat and live because he is under 65.
The punitive charges are taken out of the 59-year-old’s occupational pension and benefits, amounting to a tax of 70 per cent on any income above £133 a week.
“Care charging uncompromisingly demands that people like me pay more than any able-bodied person to achieve the same basic human rights – and that is morally wrong.”