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DWP Ordered To Pay Compensation To Family Of ESA Claimant Jodey Whiting, 42

February 25, 2019

A woman whose disabled daughter killed herself after her benefit payments were stopped has called for officials to be prosecuted over their failings.

Jodey Whiting, 42, of Stockton, Teesside, took her life in 2017 when her payments were halted because she missed a capability assessment.

An independent inquiry has found the Department for Work (DWP) breached its own rules and it has been ordered to apologise and pay £10,000 compensation.

The DWP said it accepted the findings.

Ms Whiting, a mother of nine, suffered multiple physical and mental health issues including curvature of the spine and a brain cyst, and took 23 tablets each day.

She was suffering from pneumonia when she missed her assessment but was then ruled fit to work and had her Employment and Support Allowance halted.

‘Pushed’ to her death

Her mother, Joy Dove, of Norton, said she was “shocked” by the extent of the failings outlined in a letter from the Independent Case Examiner.

She said: “It was awful. There was no need. They pushed her to it.

“How can you cut someone’s money off without seeing them?”

The examiner found the DWP did not follow procedures which should have seen it telephone and visit Ms Whiting after she missed the appointment.

Ms Dove is seeking legal advice over whether any further action is possible.

“No-one should go through this,” she said.

Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North, said the DWP had “systematic problems”.

He added: “They had opportunities to help this family and each time they failed.”

The DWP said it apologised to Ms Whiting’s family for “failings in how we handled her case”.

A spokeswoman added: “Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time and we are providing compensation.

She said the DWP was reviewing its procedures to “ensure this doesn’t happen again”.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. angie permalink
    February 25, 2019 1:28 pm

    She said the DWP was reviewing its procedures to “ensure this doesn’t happen again”. And yet it does , day after day after day after day after day…..

  2. February 25, 2019 3:00 pm

    Sounds familiar –

    Family Successfully Sue Capita After PIP Claimant’s Death –
    https://samedifference1.com/2019/02/22/family-successfully-sue-capita-after-pip-claimants-death/
    “The family of a woman who died after being refused PIP following a Capita assessment have received £10,000 in compensation”

    So £10,000 (taxpayers cash) is how much DWP hate criminal vermin spend to cover up their Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Fraud, Torture and Murder.

    Where are the Police?

    Abuse of Vulnerable Adults –
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/194272/No_secrets__guidance_on_developing_and_implementing_multi-agency_policies_and_procedures_to_protect_vulnerable_adults_from_abuse.pdf

    Care Act 2014 – Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/section/42/enacted

    Fraud Act 2006 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/35/contents

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    Criminal Justice Act 1988 – Torture
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/33/part/XI/crossheading/torture

    Criminal Attempts Act 1981 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/47/contents

    ABH/GBH
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/offences_against_the_person/

    Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/h_to_k/homicide_murder_and_manslaughter/

    Disability Hate Crime – Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/44/section/146

    “Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North, said the DWP had “systematic problems”.”

    Why hasn’t Alex Cunningham, Labour MP for Stockton North – Accessory to Torture and Murder – DONE IT’S JOB and contacted the Police and Social Services???

    Up sh1t creek –


    Here is what those Political criminal rats and the criminal pondscum they employ are SUPPOSED to have done –

    Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council –
    https://www.stockton.gov.uk/adult-services/safeguarding-adults/
    “Our aim is to safeguard adults against abuse and to raise awareness throughout the community to prevent further abuse.”

    The Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board –
    https://www.tsab.org.uk/

  3. February 25, 2019 3:00 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton-on-Tees_Borough_Council
    Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council –
    Leader of the Council – Cllr Bob Cook, Labour – since May 2011
    Is that criminal rat and it’s filth in Prison yet?

    http://www.egenda.stockton.gov.uk/aksstockton/users/public/admin/main.pl?op=MemberDetails&keyid=24

    Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has signed a contract with CAPITA One –
    https://www.capita.com/news/news/2017/stockton-on-tees-borough-council-to-save-100-000-a-year-by-consolidating-its-information-on-children-and-families/

    “Dear Stockton on Tees Council,
    I understand that when the Council recently commissioned CAPITA to provide its social care system, it took the decision to make a direct award, rather than by competitive tender.” –
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/childrens_social_care_system

    AROUND 145 jobs are being created in Stockton by occupational health service provider Atos Healthcare. –
    https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/business/business-news/atos-healthcare-calls-centre-brings-3664274

    Where are the Police???

    Stockton-on-Tees Police = Cleveland Police

    Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner –
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Police_and_Crime_Commissioner
    “The current incumbent is Barry Coppinger, who represents the Labour Party.”
    Blind-eye turning Hate Criminal nonce –

    Bullsh1tting Criminal Fake –

    OFFICIAL SITE OF THE
    POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR CLEVELAND –
    https://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Partnership/Our-Commercial-Partners.aspx
    “OUR COMMERCIAL PARTNERS”
    “Tascor Services Limited (a division of ***CAPITA Plc***.) are the facilities management providers for police buildings located within Middlesbrough, Kirkleatham, Redcar and South Bank. This is part of a 25 year PFI contract arrangement under which Tascor are also responsible for the management of the Police Central Property Store, located at Bridge Street West, Middlesbrough.”

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 –
    Corrupt or other improper exercise of police powers and privileges –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/2/section/26/enacted

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    Perverting The Course of Justice –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/public_justice_offences_incorporating_the_charging_standard/


    Unison Cleveland Police –
    https://branches.unison.org.uk/branch/cleveland-police/

    Unison Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council –
    https://branches.unison.org.uk/branch/stockton-local-government/

    WCA Quacks-UNISON –
    RCNunison1

  4. February 25, 2019 3:01 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton-on-Tees_Borough_Council
    Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council –
    Leader of the Council – Cllr Bob Cook, Labour – since May 2011
    Is that criminal rat and it’s filth in Prison yet?

    http://www.egenda.stockton.gov.uk/aksstockton/users/public/admin/main.pl?op=MemberDetails&keyid=24

    Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has signed a contract with CAPITA One –
    https://www.capita.com/news/news/2017/stockton-on-tees-borough-council-to-save-100-000-a-year-by-consolidating-its-information-on-children-and-families/

    “Dear Stockton on Tees Council,
    I understand that when the Council recently commissioned CAPITA to provide its social care system, it took the decision to make a direct award, rather than by competitive tender.” –
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/childrens_social_care_system

    AROUND 145 jobs are being created in Stockton by occupational health service provider Atos Healthcare. –
    https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/business/business-news/atos-healthcare-calls-centre-brings-3664274

  5. February 25, 2019 3:02 pm

    The rest is being blocked …. :/

  6. February 25, 2019 6:36 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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