Woman jumped to death in a quarry after uncaring DWP wrongly stopped her pension

Joy Worrall.

This is utterly despicable:

An elderly woman whose pension was stopped committed suicide by throwing herself into a quarry when she ran out of money.

Joy Worrall had just £5 left to her name when she stepped off the side of the Rhes y Cae quarry near to her home.

The 81-year-old had been left reliant on her savings when the Department for Work and Pensions stopped paying her pension.

In 2017, her pension situation was “re-assessed”, but instead of only freezing the pension credits Mrs Worrall received, the DWP froze her ordinary state pension. She was left with no income whatsoever.

I agree with Another Angry Voice‘s verdict on this:

This is what the DWP had to say:

A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mrs Worrall.

“We apologise unreservedly to Mrs Worrall’s family for the error that led to her pension payments being stopped and pledge to learn the lessons.”

I have something to say about that (and I apologise in advance for the profanity):


Source: Woman who was wrongly stripped of her pension by DWP had just £5 to her name when she jumped to her death – North Wales Live

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VoxPolitical/

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at http://voxpoliticalonline.com

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:


No Comments

  1. Jeffrey Davies May 11, 2019 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Another outcome from the aktion t4 culling the stock through benefits denial

  2. Sandra Welsh May 11, 2019 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Our pensions are not a benefit we worked all our life to have it we paid for it very angry

  3. Colin Clarke May 12, 2019 at 11:40 am - Reply

    This comes down to their law givers, the Westminster wealth club. I feel the signs that “Their good old days are back!” are everywhere, and people need to think long and hard about who and why some of us, who supposedly work for a living, do not vote these right wing robbers out of office for ever.
    It is interesting to watch “The Factory” and note how millions are being spent by those who leech their living from the common people, are now rebuilding the food production plants, and pretty much everything else, to eliminate the one thing that keeps us alive, which is our work! ,

Leave A Comment