This list of benefit related deaths has been compiled by ‘Black Triangle’
Thank to Maggie Zolobajluk @22magoo for her support in this extremely sad task.
14 Sep 2015 — The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published guidance to Jobcentre officials who decide whether claimants should have their payments stopped.
The guidance says: “It would be usual for a normal healthy adult to suffer some deterioration in their health if they were without:
1. essential items such as food, clothing, heating and accommodation, or
2. sufficient money to buy essential items for a period of two weeks.”
“The Decision Maker must decided if the health of the person with the medical condition would decline more than a normal healthy adult.”
I have compiled a list of the deceased and those who have been adversely affected using the information from these sites http://twishort.com/0x9gc http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/…/uk-welfare-reform…/ https://welfaretales.wordpress.com/…/death-after-fit…/ https://welfaretales.wordpress.com/…/list-of-welfare…/.
I fully agree with the assertion of Welfare Tales that these are the deaths that we know of because a friend, relative or the coroner has commented.
Sadly to say there are probably many more and as more of these horrific cases come to light. They will never be forgotten, by their families, friends and those who they touched in their day to day lives.
If you are feeling suicidal, please speak to your doctor and / or someone close to you. Or please call The Samaritans on .
Please click on this link to go to the actual list. http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2016/05/13/the-increasing-death-toll-due-to-the-loss-of-benefits/