Bernard Hayward was very upset to find out that he is dead. Actually, the Bedminster, England, man isn't dead. But the government is convinced that he is and cut off his disability benefits. When he tried to find out what was going on, he was told he was actually an impostor, which was news to the rest of his family. The benefits agency demanded that he produce photo ID, but Hayward, who is blind, doesn't have a driver's license. He, in turn, wants them to produce a death certificate, something he, and his family, are fairly confident they won't be able to do.
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