Benefit-related deaths update

This is not an article as such – just a few links to the latest reports of deaths that can be related to Iain Duncan Smith’s Department for Work and Pensions and its psychotic benefit assessment regime.

Here’s the first:

Bedroom Tax ‘tormented cancer victim to death’ when she was forced to move home despite illness

Next:

Epileptic man hanged himself after his benefits were stopped

More are bound to follow.

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10 thoughts on “Benefit-related deaths update

  1. Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7)

    The Work and Pensions Committee has urged the Government to pay sick and disabled people benefits while they appeal against incorrect ‘fit for work’ decisions. That recommendation needs to be implemented immediately to prevent more tragic suicides from happening.

  2. Mr.Angry

    Mike this is heart breaking, God help these poor people it could be any of us, I pray and hope these evil tyrants get their due deserves. Where is the licence payers BBC when you need them? Gagged.

  3. Thomas M

    This government has done almost everything possible to harm the disabled short of putting them into concentration camps or directly murdering them.

  4. Jim Round

    It may be a few weeks late, but people like Stephanie Bottrill’s brother do not help by saying that the bedroom tax may not have been a factor in her death.

  5. Mr.Angry

    Is there any way a correlation of Coroners reports could be obtained via the freedom of information throughout the UK, maybe that could shed more light on the hidden statistics? or have they been sworn to secrecy also?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      My understanding is that this is something that would be very hard to achieve. Does anybody else have better information?

  6. Nick

    we only have to hand deaths that are posted in the local press only’ we have to remember thou the many that go unreported because they live alone or that the families don’t wont the press involved

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