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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

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