Edward Bright lost all his limbs when he contracted meningitis as a young boy
The family of a teenager who lost his arms and legs from meningitis were shocked when told he had to prove he still needed a disability payment.
Edward Bright, from Ripley, Derbyshire, lost his limbs when he was seven and needs help with much of his life.
When he turned 16 and reapplied for a benefit he was told he had to attend a meeting to be assessed.
The Department for Work and Pensions has now said a face-to-face meeting is not necessary.
Edward Bright as a young boy in hospital with meningitis
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Source:: BBC world news feed