This is diabolical Bridlington amputee soldier Aron Shelton loses appeal over axed benefits Soldier who lost leg in battle, and then saw benefits axed, horrified at losing appeal LIVID: Aron Shelton, has had his appeal turned down after he challenged a decision to cut his disability living allowance. A SOLDIER who had his disability allowance axed despite losing a leg fighting for his country has lost his appeal. Former Private Aron Shelton, 26, says he has left one battlefield to now enter another, as he appeals this latest decision at an independent tribunal. The Bridlington resident had his left leg amputated in December 2008 after he was injured in an explosion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, a year earlier. After an 18-month struggle, he has learned to walk a few hundred metres with the aid of a prosthetic limb. Although he has been told he can keep his automatic car for another six months, this week he lost his Blue Disability Badge. Mr Shelton said: "I am horrified and livid by the decision to not reconsider my allowance, which is either £18 a month or a car. "Pushing a trolley full of shopping is hard enough when I use my Blue Badge to park near the shop entrance. "Without this funding, I won't be able to afford a new car and I need a reliable car. "I don't have much faith in the Government now." Mr Shelton's injuries were so severe it took him six months before he could take a single step unaided. Now he is able to walk up to 400 metres, but he relies on his automatic Vauxhall Astra to get around. He did, however, want to praise locals for their support. He said: "The general public have made me proud to be British and put a smile on my face. "They have been very supportive." The Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is not paid based on the condition someone has, but on the extra costs they may have because of their specific needs or difficulties. A spokesperson from the Department For Work And Pensions (DWP) said: "We recognise the brave service Aron Shelton has given his country. His case has been reviewed, but we must follow the guidelines set out in legislation a benefit award is not discretionary. "Aron can appeal this decision at an independent tribunal if he wishes to. "DLA is not the only support that may be available to injured personnel. All personnel injured in service are entitled to payments under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme." Following the news, Mr Shelton is now calling on other amputees, whether they are military or civilians, who have lost money from the DWP to e-mail him at aron firstname.lastname@example.org He hopes to form a group to fight for more help.