Hatti Broxton: In one hand, the red urn containing her mother’s ashes; in the other, the letter notifying her of a face-to-face interview by the DWP, seven months after her mother’s death.

The Department for Work and Pensions just can’t stop causing offence, it seems.

Not only did it ignore a notification that a benefit claimant had died, the Department waited an entire seven months before sending an assessor out for a face-to-face interview.

The encounter clearly distressed the daughter of the deceased. Her reaction – simply handing the man her mother’s ashes – was remarkably restrained.

But this should not be allowed to go on.

The Department for Work and Pensions should have been reined in, years ago – but the Conservatives prefer to allow it to create an atmosphere of fear and anxiety, possibly to keep claimants down.

It isn’t good enough.

Who was responsible for this outrage?

Were they disciplined for causing such distress without any cause?

It seems doubtful.

It is long past time to demand payback for the indignities foisted on the populace by an uncaring bureaucracy. Perhaps this is a good place to start.

A furious daughter handed a benefits doctor proof her mum was not fit to work — her ashes.

Hatti Broxton, 28, told the Department for Work and Pensions last August her dinner lady mum Louise had died of lung cancer aged 47.

After initially saying the information had been placed on file they sent the doctor to assess if Louise was “fit to work”.

Fuming prison worker Hatti, of Wolverhampton, said last night :”His first words were ‘Hi, are you Louise?.

“I was stunned and said I wasn’t but invited him in and said:’Hang on a minute I’ll go and get her’.

“I walked over to the mantle piece in the lounge where we keep mum’s remains in an an urn decorated with a rose.

“I handed it to him and said ‘This is the Louise Broxton you’ve come to see. She died in August like I told your office at the time.'”

Source: Furious daughter handed over mother’s ashes to benefits doctor to prove she isn’t fit to work


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