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


Epileptic man hanged himself after his benefits were stopped

More are bound to follow.

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  1. Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7) September 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    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 September 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    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 September 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    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 September 7, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    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. John Beachcomber September 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Me thinks IDS couldn’t care less eh?

  6. Mr.Angry September 8, 2014 at 10:02 am - Reply

    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?

    • Mike Sivier September 8, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

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

  7. Nick September 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    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

    • casalealex September 14, 2014 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      Nick, this is the point I was going to make, when I saw your post., and I totally agree.

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