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New Details Of DWPs Secret Reviews Into Claimant Deaths Revealed

June 2, 2015

New information has come to light about the DWP’s secret peer reviews into the deaths of 49 benefit claimants.

A freedom of information request has revealed that almost half of the people who died were in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) meaning they had an illness or disability.

In response to my request to know which benefit the 49 people were getting at the time of death, the DWP said:

“At the time of death, eight people were claiming Job Seekers Allowance, 22 were claiming Employment and Support Allowance, one was claiming Pension Credit and five were not claiming benefit.

 

“In the remaining cases, from the information held in the Peer Reviews it is not clear which benefit was being claimed at the time of death.”

Full story at Natalie Leal.

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  1. June 2, 2015 2:03 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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