Killed by benefits cuts: Starving soldier died ‘as result of Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reform’

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

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

England, 2014.  

 

“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When David died he had just £3.44 to his name, six tea bags, a tin of soup and an out-of-date can of sardines.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.

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