Tracy Kenny, 45, of Eccles, England, said she had to quit her factory job 20 years ago when she developed contact dermatitis, which causes her hands and feet to break out in blisters if they come into contact with rubber, glue, nickel and metal, The Daily Mirror reported Thursday.
Kenny said she has to wear special gloves just to handle forks and knives. She said she is unable to wear shoes and had to use a mobility scooter if she wants to leave the house.
However, she said officials have declared her fit to work and told her she will no longer receive $177 per week in benefits.
"How can I go to work, or go to job interviews, with no shoes on?" Kenny said. "I just don't know what to do. I can only wear shoes for 10 or 15 minutes, before my feet blister and split. Socks draw the glue in and slippers don't help. It's so unfair and stressful -- I'm genuinely ill. Sick people are suffering because the government want more money."
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