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Another Anonymous DWP/Maximus Death

September 13, 2015

With many thanks to ATOS Miracles:

A friend of the AM admins sadly passed last week
Brother C has been in touch with his widow

Just an excerpt she has said its ok to share
Maximus did my husbands assessment for pip last August- he applied for pip and ESA following a serious illness the year before.
As you know the illness was unforeseen and was not as a result of lifestyle choices other than to try and do all the right things in life.

Maximus did nothing wrong and the decision makers at the dwp awarded him pip and ESA SG – he was assessed by atos for ESA.

We’d been living on my wage since his illness and because I was working we were entitled to nothing for rent and so forth.
He followed Drs orders to the letter and was well on the path to recovery.
He had embarked on an OU degree and had distinctions in every piece of work. By next spring he would be fully qualified and was in line to get a first on his degree
He was planning on being able to work self employed in his new profession. He looked forward to returning to the fold of the tax payer as he had been all his life.

Even if he had had millions he would always have paid tax as he always said it was right that those of us who have, give a hand up to those who need a bit of help.

Pip is supposed to be for exactly what he was using it for – the extra expenses of living with a disability but he was looking forward to the day that he could just ring up and say he didn’t need the pip anymore that he had recovered and whilst recovering had done a degree and retrained.

Two weeks ago he had a pip reassessment form through. A three year award that he waited 13 months for, gave him just 11 months without the stress of being made to feel like a benefits scrounger.
He called them and was told that ‘this is a new thing. We are sending to people a year before their award ends but there’s nothing to worry about’
He did worry, he was beyond worry. The nightmare was back.
I found his pip award letter when I was getting his driving licence and birth certificate to take to the registrars office to collect his death certificate.
It says on there that they would be in touch from 14 weeks before the award ends in August 2016

So they lied to him for the last time.
He had a massive stroke the evening he finished completing the new form.

His suffering is over, mine begins anew every time I have to see his empty chair, give the funeral arrangements to dozens of friends who are shocked and heartbroken, every single minute is hell.
Nothing anybody says or does can stop this from being an open sore

Thank you for all your help *C* and it would be nice to stay in touch

Well done ids, Cameron and Osborne – another young mans life over.
He won’t appear on any statistics but those in my heart and that doesn’t matter because it’s already broken into thousands of pieces.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2015 5:43 am

    Reblogged this on perfectlyfadeddelusions.

  2. September 13, 2015 10:05 am

    Reblogged this on Sasson Hann and commented:
    Another person likely driven to his death.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. September 13, 2015 11:57 am

    I had it out with the DWP in 2013 about dates on letters they sent out so now the ESA72 has had the date removed, they removed it from 2014 as the 2013 ESA72 still stated a contact on or after date on the form.
    Personally I would have sent the form back blank with a letter of complaint and a copy of whatever you had saying they would contact about 14 week before, and tell them that in a court of law that is the only piece of evidence you would produce to win the case because it clearly states about 14 weeks. IMHO about 14 weeks is anywhere from 12 weeks to 16 weeks before.
    I would also tell them I have copied the form and intended to send it back 10 weeks from the end of the present claim, make the bastards sweat. But now you have lost a loved one the Gestapo, otherwise known as the DWP, are saving up to £7,300 a year plus any ESA he was paid, the last thing you want to come across is PIP or ESA forms when sorting out is forms that remind you of tragic events.


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