Diabetic David Clapson, 59, died with just £3.44 left in his account after his Jobseeker’s Allowance was axed because he missed an appointment
“This tragic death is a direct result of Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms.”
When David died he had just £3.44 to his name, six tea bags, a tin of soup and an out-of-date can of sardines. His electricity card was out of credit meaning the fridge where he should have kept his insulin chilled was not working.
A coroner also found he had no food in his stomach.
I note that a DWP spokesperson pointed out a claimant can appeal against a sanction. This is at best disingenuous and at worst a lie. When appealing against a sanction, the sanction remains in place.