This isn’t even an exhaustive list, but it should go some way towards demonstrating that Tory councillor Chris Stevens was wrong to describe concerns about the minority Conservative government driving benefit claimants to their deaths as “inflammatory rubbish”.
I sent it to the United Nations, to support an investigation into the UK’s abuses against the sick and disabled – so it is out of date, but it’s handy as a guide.
I’ve separated out material relevant to my first and second Freedom of Information requests, so you can see how hard it was to get information from the Tories.
Show your contempt for this arrogant dictatorship
Welfare Reform Bill: a request for information
David Cameron’s dream: a Britain without hope
New Atos contract to increase misery for the disabled
Ashamed to be British as prejudice and bigotry stalk the streets
MPs: Terminate the deadly Atos assessment regime before anyone else dies
When police fight the disabled there can be no winners
Survey boosts ‘divide and rule’ agenda – and hate crime
Grayling, IDS, Miller to be tried for crimes against humanity?
Just when you thought the DWP/Atos death trail couldn’t get worse…
Benefits: how much information are the authorities holding back?
Police move on campaigners for “criminal acts against DWP”
Internet surveillance plan will extend – not create – a communications ‘police state’
Pat’s petition may fail because good people did nothing
New e-petition gives you another chance to challenge murderous disability benefit cuts
New call to put DWP/Atos on trial for manslaughter
Atos assessment death rate dwarfs that of soldiers in Afghanistan
Smith v Jones over benefits, the disabled and the truth about homelessness
IDS off the hook with ICC – so evidence needed of Atos deaths
Iain Duncan Smith’s Question Time lies exposed
Only you can close the Atos slaughterhouse
Greek case for austerity “genocide” creates hope in UK
Success for one disability campaign – but another needs your help
Wow! Petition renews the struggle against vicious welfare cuts
A wake-up call for people on Canterbury’s council estates
Disabled people’s rights are hanging on upcoming judicial review
When big business dabbles with welfare; a cautionary tale
Persistent misdirection will perpetuate the Atos nightmare
Unum, Atos, the DWP and the WCA; Who gets the blame for the biopsychosocial saga?
MPs tell their own Atos horror stories
DWP/Atos/WCA: Unanswered questions demonstrate the Coalition’s cruelty
Panorama’s ‘great disability scam’ – companies get fat while the disabled are punished
Clause 99 – further dis-figuring benefits for the disabled
Mark Hoban: A message isn’t scaremongering if it’s true
If we can name streets after fallen servicepeople, why not those who fell to Atos/DWP?
Are British workers being lured into health insurance that will never pay out?
You are ‘infrahuman’ and your government thinks you are ‘stock’ – even if you voted for it
Judges find DWP ‘fitness for work’ test breaches the Equality Act and is illegal
Why did the DWP push ahead with illegal sanctions, knowing they don’t do any good?
The European courts have their priorities wrong. Why aren’t they stopping the disability deaths?
Nowhere to hide, Mr Hoban: With advance notice of questions there’s no excuse for failure to answer
ESA audio recordings: Did Hoban answer and does it matter either way?
ESA appeals more than double – and decisions in the claimant’s favour are increasing
ATOS Call Police to Stop Welfare Experts Advising Disabled Claimants
DWP allowed to appeal against ruling that ‘fitness for work’ test is illegal
Work Capability Assessment: Time to make your experience count
Call for evidence on Work Capability Assessment: My submission
Doubletalking DWP’s new assault on the sick
The fit-for-work test fails mentally ill people – not the other way round
‘Fit to work’ man rushed to hospital
If we’re talking about evil, did someone mention Iain Duncan Smith?
Hounded by the British Government right up until she died.
How can disabled people appeal if not told the assessment result?
Iain Duncan Smith sent back to his novel(s)
Has the DWP let you know that you can ask for your ESA Atos face-to-face assessment to be recorded?
Another Angry Voice on the Tories’ Response to the Death Stats: Axe the Stats
DWP denials: They would kill you and call it ‘help’
One-legged man accused of benefit fraud after DWP examined wrong leg (not satire!)
Disabled? There’s only one way to make Atos ESA assessors understand your condition
Doctors Told To Abandon Patients Undergoing Vicious Medical Assessments
10,000 Cuts and Counting: A Ceremony of Remembrance and Solidarity
DWP calls in Rentadoc to harass the sick off-benefit
Let’s be clear – Tory and Lib Dem MPs have decided terminally ill patients should work or starve
‘Reconsideration’ fiddle for ‘fitness-for-work’ test
Our Petition FINALLY goes to Parliament
The single killer question from ATOS that drove a woman to suicide
Another Tragic Atos Death: RIP Jacqueline Harris
Observations on the Suicide of Jacqueline Harris
WoW Petition for rethink of disability ‘reforms’ hits its target
Leaked Evidence Shows DWP Set Quotas For ‘Fit For Work’ Assessments
DWP Lose Again: Atos Assessments Do Discriminate Says Appeal Court
‘Moaning’ Work and Pensions committee lets IDS ‘off the hook’
IDS at W&P Select Committee – Was it worth it??
Back to the maths class for DWP decision makers
Breaking News : Government Reviewer Opposed Rollout of ESA
Christmas cancelled for Gloucester disabled family after dad falls through benefit net
The spirit of Scrooge is haunting the DWP
RIP Tim Salter and Denis Jones. Is This What You Wanted Iain Duncan Smith?
DWP blames cancer patient for her illness
Have 230,000 sick and disabled people been wrongly knocked off-benefit and forgotten?
Victims tell how they were unfairly knocked off sickness benefits
BBC confirms ‘Tory mouthpiece’ accusation with updated lies about ESA
More ‘sick’ propaganda via BBC hereby corrected….
DWP’s shame: Facts reveal how ministers duped the press
Man loses benefits because he had heart attack during work capability assessment
The Scandal of DWP Silence
Send your ESA/WCA experiences to the new MP inquiry
Iain Duncan Smith: Using Disabled People as Guinea Pigs Since June 2013
Rosette Laid for the Victims of Atos in Derby
Lies and Double-Talk by Atos and the DWP
Anonymous Commenter on Forcing the Disabled Back to Work
Atos ‘death threats’ claim – ‘outrageous’ insult to those its regime has killed
Will Peter and Sue get added to this year’s malnutrition statistics?
‘WoW’ debate on sickness and disability benefits live blog
A new low for the UK: disabled man starves to death
Mark Wood: Had Food Phobia, Starved To Death After Atos Decision
Was Mark Wood the last stumbling-block for Atos?
Another ESA-related death but the DWP wants us to believe there’s no connection
The Indictment Against the Tory Party: That They Did Wilfully and With Malice Aforethought Cruelly Abandon People to Languish on Incapacity Benefit
Why are victims being sidelined by MPs’ inquiry?
More statistical shenanigans from obstructive DWP
Atos quits ESA assessments but will continue to c*** up PIP
ESA/WCA inquiry chair: ‘Victims are NOT being sidelined’
Petition demands fibromyalgia test be fit to work
Sickness benefit death statistics – a quick update
Cancer sufferer’s benefits are cut – and the chattering classes demonise HIM
Unwell person incited to commit suicide – on David Cameron’s Facebook page
How can the government’s new ESA specialist claim he knows nothing about all the deaths?
Rising ESA sanctions: punishing the vulnerable for being vulnerable
Number Of Employment Support Allowance Claims On The Rise – Is Iain Duncan Smith Making Us Sick?
Backlog of 700,000 for ESA Claims
Backlog of assessments for ESA. Double the passport backlog, but none of the coverage
Atos fined 30 million for WCA errors
If the DWP reckons it’s getting decisions right, why are people still suffering?
‘Mandatory reconsideration’ – more money-saving by sending the sick to their deaths
Caught out: DWP ministers who claimed a million sickness benefit claimants had been found ‘fit for work’ – kept real data from public view
Harassment of the poor & disabled, on benefits, treated like criminals
DWP DEMAND ACCESS TO YOUR HOME & DOCUMENTS
Home visit action* to check you are being treated appropriately*
The truth about Employment Support Allowance
Educating Dr Litchfield – a few facts about the Work Capability Assessment
Art attack on Coalition policies that drive people to their deaths
DWP debate highlights Duncan Smith’s failure to perform
Vigil to support judicial review for ESA claimants with mental health issues
Man who had sickness benefits axed wins appeal – months after he died
Labour not to blame for ESA assessment backlog
IDS & his beloved statistics
More inhumane treatment by DWP
Another letter to Mike Penning from Sheila Gilmore about mandatory reconsideration
Ministers humiliated over cumulative impact assessment
Work and Pensions Committee urge Ministers to pay disabled benefits during appeals
DWP Limbo: “Sometimes I Think I Would Be Better Off Dead”
The government refuse to carry out a cumulative impact assessment of welfare “reforms”. Again.
Case Of David Clapson Sparks Calls For National Inquiry
Found: The book that helps the government smear the sick as ‘malingerers’
Duncan Smith reckons cutting welfare for cancer patients is “creating jobs” – Pride’s Purge
Amputee veteran told to get a job despite having no way to get to it
DWP limbo: We ask Job Centres ‘How low will you go’?
ESA sanctions: When did the ‘last resort’ become the first option?
UN inquiry for UK disability rights violations
Mark unravels after sanctions: ‘The process left me feeling suicidal’ – Ann McGauran
Wrong again, Daily Mail! UN human rights investigation is welcome here
‘More or Less’ on the ESA deaths: MORE stupidity, LESS accuracy
Over 90% fall in JSA & ESA appeals as process made more difficult – Benefits and Work
DWP Figures Reveal Shocking Delays In Sickness Benefit Decisions – Welfare News Service
How Whitehall neutered the Freedom of Information Act – Ian Dunt, politics.co.uk
‘Benefits and Work’ request on ESA deaths stalled by DWP
DWP Breaks its Own Rules when threatening Support Group Members – Jayne Linney
400,000 ESA Claims Disappear due to DWP trickery
Leaked document shows Tories think incapacity claimants aren’t ill
DWP admits investigating 60 benefit-related deaths since 2012
71 reasons to end Tory and Lib Dem government
DWP To Use Fraud Staff To Harass People Off ESA In Birmingham – John D Turner
No apology from DWP for ‘potentially dangerous’ ESA letters
Benefit changes are killing the vulnerable, say campaigners
How DEAEP helped Former soldier with ESA Claim – Jayne Linney
DWP demands work fitness test on teen with mental age of five
Yet another disabled death due to DWP harassment means #CameronMustGo
WCA reviewer condemns claimants to five more years of misery – Benefits and Work
UN announce inquiry against United Kingdom Government
Remembrance Day for DWP/Atos deaths
This Christmas, remember the hidden casualties of the Coalition years
Work capability assessor asked why depressed claimant had not committed suicide
The work capability assessment and suicide – a.k.a. ‘chequebook euthanasia’
Chequebook euthanasia – who’s the biggest threat to other people?
Claimant death: Job Centre staff say “We are only following orders”
80% of January to March ESA claimants still waiting – Benefits and Work
Claimant death: A letter to Dame Anne Begg
DWP urged to publish inquiries on benefit claimant suicides – Guardian Society
Dying woman ordered onto the Work Programme
Disabled man’s benefits are cut before Christmas – Littlehampton Gazette
A Christmas Cruel: Spirit of Scrooge lives on at DWP
This portrait of Iain Duncan Smith’s uses images of those who died in his war on the poor – Pride’s Purge
Sanction and suicide – The poor side of life
MPs’ inquiry: Five things we’ve learned about benefit sanctions – glynismillward189
MP asks civil servant to check whether DWP to blame for benefit deaths – Disability News Service
Shouldn’t we call time on the Work Capability Assessment?
How many deaths have Tory evidence-free policies caused?
George Berger on Gordon Waddell and the Origins of the Work Capability Test – Beastrabban’s Weblog
RIP Andrew Sherrat- Another Victim Of #fitforwork #dwp
Tories: Cuts Can’t Be Savage, Because No-One’s Died in the Street – Beastrabban’s Weblog
DWP: We think you might be fit for work even if Atos didn’t – Kate Belgrave
ESA sanctions hit new record high – Benefits and Work
How can the unemployed PAY for appeals against refusal of benefit?
ESA sanctions hit new record high – Stop MP lies and propaganda
A campaigner falls. Friends asked to remember Lotte Ryan
DWP’s Mandatory Reconsiderations have “effectively destroyed” independent Tribunals – Refuted
Two die amid threats of losing benefits and eviction
DWP to claimant: If you don’t die within six months, we’ll prosecute you – Same Difference
Benefit assessments now proved to make sick people worse
Doctors to be briefed on life-saving work capability assessment rules
DWP Forced To Apologise After Terminally Ill Benefit Claimant Tried To Take His Own Life | Welfare Weekly
DWP reveals sanctions link to one in five benefit claimant deaths » Central Government » 24dash.com
Nearly half disability benefit claimants have a mental illness – Telegraph
ESA death statistics may never see light of day – Benefits and Work
Malingering, illness deception, and disability benefit reforms | Ekklesia
Almost half the DWP’s benefit death reviews were on sick or disabled people
Parkinson’s sufferer told she is fit to work | Newark Advertiser
‘Harmful’ ESA benefit sanctions double in one year – who’s at risk and why – Mirror Online
Petition for DWP to drop appeal against revealing benefit deaths tops 50,000
Tories want you to believe people choose to be poor and disabled
Plan for sickness benefit cut to ‘incentivise’ claimants
Man wins appeal against removal of sickness benefits – months after his death
More DWP cruelty – asking the terminally ill when they expect to be dead
Disabled jobseekers get a disability premium. Disabled people who are sick don’t. Is that fair?
Latest benefit death: Musician took his own life after DWP ruled him fit to work
Sanction threat to health: Duncan Smith replies with lies
Chronically-ill Glenn Harris used electric saw to commit suicide
Disability assessment system ignores evidence and pushes claimants towards death
The mentally ill are bearing the brunt of benefit sanctions in Wales
Carers now being targeted by the DWP. | The poor side of life
Watchdog asks DWP for ‘objective and impartial’ sanctions statements
People with mental health problems ARE vulnerable and the DWP has lied AGAIN
Zac and Sarah don’t exist – why should we believe anything from the DWP?
Lie after lie over sanctions and FoI: Duncan Smith’s head should roll
‘Work is good for your mental health’ says well-known Iain Duncan Smith. He should be worried about his own
Are DWP Decision Makers Submitting Fabricated Evidence To Appeal Tribunals? | Welfare Weekly
How is waving a pink card overhead supposed to stop someone committing suicide, DWP?
“Nothing To Do With Me”, Did You Say, IDS? Well Then You’re Still In For The Chop | TheCritique Archives
Claimants suddenly develop mysterious superpowers after being sanctioned | Politics and Insights
Video: Victim’s sister: The DWP know they are killing people – Telegraph
He cannot talk, read or write, but Tories want severely disabled Stuart Chester to fill in 20-page form to keep benefits | News | The National
Benefit cuts DON’T force people into work – despite what Iain Duncan Smith says – Mirror Online
Vulnerable are easy targets, according to Job Centre Plus whistleblower – Daily Record
DWP madness – thinking they can get away with the same trick twice
DWP again refuses to release data on disability benefits – using the same excuse
National press coverage for latest petition highlighting DWP failures
Sanctions: do they affect ESA claimants terminally?
The IDS Files: DWP caught giving disability propaganda to Daily Mail » DPAC
Amnesia sufferer Nikki Pegram declared fit to work | glynismillward189
Man douses himself in petrol inside Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre. | The poor side of life
Successful ‘fit for work’ appeals add to evidence against ‘work capability assessment’ system
‘Dangerous’ cuts to support are ‘exposing government’s ILF lies’
Coroner’s ‘ground-breaking’ verdict: Suicide was ‘triggered’ by ‘fit for work’ test
DWP hounded diabetic, mentally ill mother to her death after ‘fit for work’ verdict
Grieving mum shocked by DWP demand for son – one day after his funeral
Disability benefit claimants in Kirklees sent as far as Manchester for ‘fit for work’ tests – Huddersfield Examiner
Crackdown on DLA to PIP challenges means failure rates soar
A lose-lose situation: the DWP’s Catch 22. | EmsyBlog
Depressed mum drowned herself after being refused residential care for autistic daughter – Mirror Online
DWP bases benefit decisions on allegations about the assessors’ character rather than evidence
Why is the DWP forcing people into work-focused activities they will NEVER be able to carry out?
Corrie star brandishes adult nappy to highlight ‘shameful’ cuts to disabled care
This ignorant Tory councillor had better try justifying the deaths his party has caused
Accusations face indignation over disability-related deaths
Capita assessors STILL refusing to disclose qualifications | jaynelinney
Daughter of ‘fit for work’ suicide man takes human rights case to UN
UK benefit policy is to ‘save money by ensuring people die waiting for claims to be processed’
Minister for state-sponsored genocide outlines latest plan to cull the benefit-claiming population
DWP discrimination against the disabled adds another victim to its list
Duncan Smith’s speech was full of Tory false arguments and hid the homicidal facts
Iain Duncan Smith tells disabled people to work their way out of poverty
James McEnaney: An open letter to Iain Duncan Smith – meet Michael, my brother
Why should a young person at the start of their life feel like they want to end it? | The poor side of life
Employment and Support Allowance – Another Mean Cut From IDS – Sheila Gilmore | Politics and Insights
Reports of disability hate crime have soared
Government takes Motability vehicles from 200 people each week
Government hides information on death of Michael O’Sullivan
Distressed, ashamed and hopeless – the experience of being ‘fit for work’
Serial shaming for Iain Duncan Smith in Prime Minister’s Questions
DWP blamed by second coroner for incapacity benefit claimant suicide
‘Immoral’ DWP is ‘stubbornly ignoring’ calls for sanctions review, say Churches
Claimant death scandal: Chief coroner is failing in duty to prevent future deaths
Michael O’Sullivan: DWP twice pushed father-of-two to suicide bids
Suicide happens when the government tells depressed people they are faking their symptoms
Benefit sanctions: Britain’s secret penal system – Dr David Webster | Politics and Insights
Sickness benefit claimants are more than twice as likely to die than get a job
‘Tailored support for the disabled’ at the Job Centre? Nonsense
DWP refuses to provide information on ESA/IB deaths. What is it hiding?
Atos deaths: A letter to Mr… Smith
DWP falsehoods: Let’s get some questions answered
Will the DWP do ANYTHING to avoid revealing the true extent of the Atos deaths?
Revealed: The facts about DWP lies
DWP obstruction over Atos deaths – a plea for sanity
“Extremist”: My government’s latest ‘label’ for me!
Stop collecting death stats if you like, DWP – it’s what you’ve got already that we want to see!
The Death Toll from Benefit Cuts: The DWP Blocks Attempts to Find the True Numbers
DWP – Department of Wayward Perversion?
Information Commissioner to decide about DWP deaths
Information Commissioner rules on the cover-up of DWP-related deaths
Let’s start the New Year with some hopeful news
My St George’s Day bid to kill the ESA/WCA ‘dragon’
Information tribunal on deaths of IB/ESA claimants – next week
Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths – April 23
Case proven? Government stays away from benefit deaths tribunal
Hollow victory for DWP after ‘ESA deaths’ tribunal
FOI? Or just FU?
Demand DWP deaths inquiry (and an announcement from Vox Political)
DWP is still refusing to reveal how many people its policies have KILLED
Delay in decision on ESA deaths – to influence the election?
Victory for Vox Political: DWP ordered to give details of benefit-related deaths
Benefit deaths: IDS lies while DWP evades
Petitioners call on DWP to end appeal against publishing benefit death totals
Vox Political in the national press over DWP deaths petition – part one
Vox Political in the national press over DWP deaths petition – part two
Vox Political in the INTERnational press over DWP deaths petition – part three
Newcastle MP joins call for DWP to publish death statistics
How the DWP plans to hoodwink you over benefit deaths
Setting the record straight after the Independent’s error-ridden ‘sanctions’ story
It’s your conspiracy of silence over benefit deaths that is disgraceful, IDS – not our hugely popular petition against it!
Duncan Smith chastised over benefit deaths lie
Benefit cuts deaths: Revealed, how Tories are trying to ‘fudge’ figures claiming they’re too ’emotive’ – Mirror Online
IMPORTANT: Do NOT trust Cameron over benefit-related deaths
Are ratios the evasive politician’s new favourite tool?
Conduct complaint over Iain Duncan Smith’s lie to Parliament
Challenged to defend their record of persecution against the disabled, Tories have nothing to say
Our sick and disabled are being stifled; we should give them space to breathe
Corbyn backs Parliamentary motion on DWP deaths
Another mention in Parliament for Vox Political’s campaign on benefit-related deaths
Release the Death Statistics on Benefit Cuts to Show Their Full Impact | Maggie Zolobajluk
What’s the Commons speaker saying about the DWP?
Merseyside MP renews pressure to reveal death toll after “fit for work” tests
Mock indignation from IDS won’t halt the uproar over benefit-related deaths
Iain Duncan Smith accused of planning to ‘fudge’ benefit death stats – Mirror Online
ESA death statistics to be cynically released over August bank holiday – Benefits and Work
Location revealed for ‘benefit-related deaths’ Tribunal hearing in November
Unrepentant IDS will persecute the sick no matter what the death statistics say
Known number of deaths while claiming incapacity benefits nears 100,000
DWP reveals benefit claimant deaths (From Herald Scotland)
More than 2,300 died after fit for work assessment – DWP figures – BBC News
More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed ‘Fit For Work’, Reveal Government
Thousands have died after being found fit for work, DWP figures show | Society | The Guardian
Statement On DWP Mortality Data | New Approach
IDS special adviser gets peerage – as DWP admits thousands died after ‘fit for work’ assessments
Many Commiserations On Your Unqualified Success | TheCritique Archives
DWP’s death figures aren’t adding up
Parliament should have power to force Duncan Smith to resign over WCA deaths | Michael Meacher
Why the delay, DWP? The ONS has templates on calculating death rates
On Employment and Support Allowance, Ms Patel isn’t sitting pretty
David Cameron should check his facts properly before spouting nonsense in PMQs
“Isn’t the DWP’s lawyer a cheeky madam?”
DWP death statistics lack accuracy, logic or consistency
Tory bid to put ‘freedom of information’ out of your price range
The DWP has lied; ministers know ‘fit for work’ decisions lead to death
Three people who killed themselves after being found ‘fit to work’ – The Independent
Why is the DWP pleading for more time to answer a simple FoI request?
Will David Cameron explain the DWP deaths to the Conservative conference?
Ministers think they have successfully hid the facts about the deaths of claimants. Have they?
DWP has delayed long enough. WHERE IS MY INFORMATION?
Has the DWP made a fatal error over the claimant deaths FoI request?
This is how the DWP denies responsibility for claimant deaths
DWP confusion: Saying claimants can die twice – and denying it – at the same time
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