‘Turned away’: how strict government rules denied young pilot with brain cancer the disability pension

Doctors say George Upjohn cannot work due to his brain tumour, yet Centrelink rejected his disability support pension application

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George Upjohn is constantly tired, his muscles ache, and he will start chemotherapy in two weeks. A pilot by trade, he’ll never work in the field again.

At 29, he’s at the start of a fight for his life.

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