Tragedy of Liverpool mum who died penniless after her benefits stopped

A mum-of-one suffering from severe mental illness died without any money after her disability benefits dried up.

Annette Francis, 30, was found dead at her Garston home two weeks ago, leaving behind 11-year-old son  Kieron. Her distraught family say Annette  was let down by the authorities in the  months leading up to her death.

At the time of the tragedy, Annette had spent six months without receiving a single penny in benefits, her aunt Ann Sorotos claims.

She told the ECHO: “Annette was penniless because she had  no money coming in from the benefits people. I’m disgusted with them and  think Annette was really badly let  down.”

Annette suffered from a mental  illness similar to bipolar disorder  and was unable to hold down a job.

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7 thoughts on “Tragedy of Liverpool mum who died penniless after her benefits stopped

  1. These tragedies just keep on happening. My sister died because of the dwp so I know how difficult it is. The tories are back in parliament and will push the cuts through and there is nothing that can be done to stop them. It’s sickening that they’ve been voted back in.

  2. Please revive your the article dated 19 August 2013, “George Osbourne’s secret plan to slash sickness benefits”, originally published in the Guardian in September 2010. Those cuts WERE implemented and thousands of people died. The latest assault on sick and disabled claimants began under the Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015. The 2016 Act needs to be repealed and repealed urgently!

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