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Sick and disabled mother told her benefit is cut on the day she died

January 7, 2016

Same Difference was shocked by this story on Monday- these are the details.

Politics and Insights

A MOTHER who was battling a serious lung condition was told she no longer qualified for benefits on the day she died from her illness.

Dawn Amos, 67, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a collection of lung diseases, which cause severe breathing difficulties, and increases susceptibility to infections such as pneumonia.

The illness left Dawn with difficulty breathing, she was unable to walk for long periods of time, and she was left struggling to dress herself and unable to manage daily tasks independently.

She received attendance allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to help with the extra costs of her essential personal care.

Heartbroken husband Mick Amos, 64, discovered a letter sent from the DWP two days after his wife’s death.

It was a notification that Mrs Amos’s allowance was being withdrawn, based on “treatment, medication, symptoms and test results.”

It had been sent out…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2016 11:03 pm

    500K+ people dispute DWP decisions, but many give up. Please sign & share petition:

  2. Mickey mouse permalink
    January 7, 2016 11:25 pm

    Hope the government are happy with there self. Ids is there grim reaper saving money for them so they can spunk it on some stupid project.

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