DWP admits investigating 60 benefit-related deaths since 2012 – John Pring

When Labour win the General Election in 2015, hopefully we will finally become aware of just how much damage has been caused by ConDem’s welfare “reforms” and just how many thousands have died as a result of Smith’s tenure as DWP overlord!
Once we have that toll, Duncan Smith should be brought before the International Criminal Court for his crimes.

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From Disability News Service

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has carried out 60 secret reviews into benefit-related deaths in less than three years, Disability News Service (DNS) can reveal.

DWP released the figures in response to a series of Freedom of Information Act (FoI) requests by DNS.

It said in one response that DWP had carried out “60 peer reviews following the death of a customer” since February 2012.

There have been numerous reports of disabled people whose deaths have been linked to the employment and support allowance (ESA) claim process, or the refusal or removal of ESA and other benefits, including the writer Paul Reekie, who killed himself in 2010, and the deaths of Nick Barker, Jacqueline Harris, Ms DE, and Brian McArdle.

Many of the cases became widely-known through media reports of inquests, but in the case of Ms DE…

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