The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is facing a legal investigation after a mum of nine took her own life “because the DWP stopped her benefits”, in yet another benefits related suicide case.
Jodey Whiting, who suffered with severely disabling medical conditions, killed herself in February 2017, just a few days after cruel benefit bosses stopped her disability benefit payments after she failed to attend a medical assessment (Work Capability Assessment).
However, her family claims that she never received the appointment letter and is blaming the Government for her suicide.
The 42-year-old grandmother was diagnosed with a brain cyst and curvature of the spine and could barely walk to her own front door, but an inquest heard that despite her obvious disabilities Jodey faced an up-hill battle with the DWP for life-sustaining benefits.
Supported by volunteers from the Citizens Advice Bureau, Jodey appealed the decision but was told that due to a backlog in appeals it could take up to sixteen months before her case is reviewed.