Husband Mick Amos and daughter Karina Mann, with the letter from the DWP denying sickness benefits to Mrs Amos on the day she died.

Dozens of deaths similar to that of Dawn Amos have been reported. Undoubtedly hundreds – possibly thousands – have taken place in total.

At first, the DWP told us that “lessons would be learned”.

After so many years, I have to ask: What were the lessons these bureaucrats learned? How to deny responsibility for the deaths of innocent people?

In this case, the DWP response is that the decision was based on evidence, including information from Ms Amos’s own GP.

That doesn’t excuse what happened.

Yet it is put forward as the explanation.

The fact is that this woman was entitled to her benefits, and they would have made her more comfortable in the days before her passing. The actual explanation is that a DWP official decided she should live in pain instead.

We’ve heard this story before, and the agenda is clear.

As far as the Conservative-run DWP is concerned, if a person has a long-term illness, they are a “useless eater”, as defined in the ideology of Nazi Germany.

Unlike the Nazis, the Tories don’t actually kill the sick and disabled directly. Instead, they deprive their victims of the money they need to live – so they either starve to death, die of their condition, or take their own lives.

I was writing about this, nearly four years ago.

And nobody has made the Tories, or the DWP, take responsibility.

That is the most sickening part of it.

A mother battling a serious lung condition was told she no longer qualified for benefits on the day she died from her illness.

Dawn Amos, 67, died as a result of suffering chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a collection of lung diseases.

It left her with difficulty breathing, unable to walk for long periods of time, dress herself or do daily tasks independently.

She received attendance allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions to help with the cost of her personal care.

Heartbroken husband Mick Amos, 64, of Masefield Road, Braintree, discovered a letter sent from the department two days after his wife’s death.

It notified Mrs Amos that her allowance was being withdrawn based on ‘treatment, medication, symptoms and test results’.

It had been sent on the day, November 27, Mr Amos had taken the decision to turn off Dawn’s life support machine.

Source: Mum told she’s too healthy for sick benefits on the day she dies


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