Man wins appeal against removal of sickness benefits – months after his death

The DWP says it is “irresponsible to suggest a causal link between the death of an individual and their benefit claim”, and “mortality rates among people with serious health conditions are likely to be higher than those among the general population”. That’s all very well, but at the time of Mr Shawcross’s death, the DWP was saying that he was perfectly fit and healthy, and should be looking for work. And is the Department seriously trying to tell a grieving widow that she is being “irresponsible” by drawing a logical … Continue reading Man wins appeal against removal of sickness benefits – months after his death