So who is getting the disability pension? Man Centrelink told to 'get a job' after he lost his arm and received a brain injury in a motorbike accident is turned down again for assistance
An amputee with a brain injury has had his request for the disability support pension denied for the second time.
Doug Stubbs lost his arm and lower leg in a motorbike crash and has a brain injury from a separate truck-driving incident.
Mr Stubbs had been told he wasn't disabled enough to receive the pension – which more than 800,000 Australians receive, he said on The Project on Wednesday night.
Despite the fact that Mr Stubbs is on so much medication that he can't pass a medical, stay awake throughout the day or drive a car, Centrelink believes he should get a job.
The Brisbane couple appealed the decision to deny them the disability pension.
But on Wednesday night, they appeared on the current affairs programme and told hosts Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Hellier that their appeal had been rejected.
Aly said: 'The tribunal said no, it is the second time you have got the answer. How much pressure is it putting on you?'
'I don't worry too much about anything, I am more worried about Sue,' Mr Stubbs replied.
'She is the one who has to do all the paperwork and all that. I can't do any of that sort of stuff, I can't chase them up on the phone.'
He added: 'I can't afford to get angry, so Sue was the one who has to do all that.'
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