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‘He was fit for hospital, not for work': the people failed by the benefits system

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Three case studies highlight what might have gone wrong in the dozens of benefit-related suicides investigated by the DWP At least 69 suicides linked to DWP's handling of claims The Department for Work and Pensions has investigated at least 69 incidents of benefit-related suicide in recent years. The National Audit Office said in a report it was highly unlikely that this reflected the real number of cases. Only a handful have come to light in the media, sometimes as a result of an inquest, sometimes after the case was publicised by family members.
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