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Tim Salter’s Could Be Fourth Confirmed Death Caused By The DWP

November 13, 2015

Same Difference can never forget Tim Salter – a disabled man who took his life due to Bedroom Tax fears.

His sister, Linda Cooksey, recently told Vox Political:

 

“My brother Tim Salter committed suicide on 25th September 2013.

“The coroner’s report stated, ‘Mr Salter … had hanged himself. He had problems with his mental health and was partially sighted.

“‘A major factor in his death was that his state benefits had been greatly reduced leaving him almost destitute and with threatened repossession of his home’.

“Tim had just over £50 in money and no food in the house when I found him on that Wednesday lunchtime!”

 Ms Cooksey is currently awaiting confirmation from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman that Mr Salter’s suicide was due to DWP benefit cuts.

If confirmed, this will be the fourth known case directly linked to the cuts.

Same Difference joins Vox Political in feeling that one such suicide was one too many.

With sadness, Same Difference wonders how many more such cases we, and our respected campaigning friends, will have to report in the coming months.

 

 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2015 4:10 pm

    Reblogged this on disabledsingleparent.

  2. November 13, 2015 4:10 pm

    Tweeted @melissacade68

  3. November 13, 2015 5:42 pm

    Reblogged this on lawrencerowntree.

  4. November 13, 2015 6:55 pm

    Reblogged this on campertess.

  5. November 14, 2015 7:18 am

    Reblogged this on Politics and Insights and commented:
    Politics and Insights joins Same Difference and Vox Political in feeling that one such suicide was one too many.

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