Alice Kirby.

Well done to the Daily Mail for writing about the WCA “why haven’t you killed yourself” question – more than two years after the story was broken on This Site.

I’m aware that the story has come back to prominence again recently, due to Alice Kirby’s experience and coverage of it on sites like Disability News Servicelast month.

Even that was a while ago, by now.

Still… Better late than never?

A woman with mental health problems claims she was asked why she had not killed herself when she was assessed for benefits.

Alice Kirby, who also has physical disabilities, said she was outrage when assessors asked the ‘completely unnecessary question’ while reviewing her personal independence payments (PIP).

Speaking about her experience, she accused the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of ‘institutional abuse’ and failing to approach the subject ‘sensitively’.

Source: Woman ‘was asked about suicide in benefits assessment’ | Daily Mail Online

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