150101Stuart-Mullins

We’re in a new year but it’s business as usual. Here’s Same Difference:

A dad was sent a letter asking him to go on a health check-up for disability benefits – two months after he died.

The grieving widow of Stuart Mullins, 53, hit out today after her late husband was asked to undergo the medical tests for Disability Living Allowance.

Widow Julia, 54, registered his death on October 15 using the Tell Us Once service – meant to ensure a death is reported to most government organisations at once.

But she was outraged to get a letter addressed to her husband from Atos Healthcare to carry out the disability benefits check for the Department of Work and Pensions.

The letter, dated December 21, requested that Stuart attend an assessment for his benefit claim at Newport Medical Examination Centre on January 20.

But Stuart, of Newport, South Wales, died from cancer on October 14.

The full story is on the Same Difference blog – give it a visit.

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