Dying man still must job hunt | Newcastle Herald

JOHN Grayson doesn’t want to waste the last two years of his life filling out forms at Centrelink. The 33-year-old’s worst fears were confirmed on Christmas Eve when he received news that he had a rare stage 3 malignant brain tumour.Prior to his initial diagnosis in November, finding a full-time engineering job had been at the top of his priority list.His priorities have changed dramatically since, but it seems as far as federal government bureaucrats are concerned he still needs to look for work if he wants to receive the Newstart allowance.‘‘As I am trying to come to terms with all of this, one thing is driving me incredibly crazy – the strict requirements of the Disability Support Pension,’’ Mr Grayson said. ‘‘[Newstart appointments] are very time costly, which I have so little of. I’d much rather be visiting friends and relatives before I die,’’ he said.

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