Disabled mum took fatal overdose hours after her benefits appeal rejected : Daily Record.

Susan Roberts, who survived four heart attacks, took an overdose and placed DWP paperwork, a Do Not Resuscitate note and her unsent letter on her dresser.

A woman whose disabled mum took a fatal overdose hours after learning that her benefits appeal had been rejected has accused the Tories of having blood on their hands.

Susan Roberts, 68, was found dead at home, metres from a heartbreaking 11-page letter she had written to benefits chiefs detailing her suffering.

Hitting out at the Government’s cruel cuts, daughter Hayley Storrow, 47, said: “I just want Theresa May to know that her rules and regime are killing the most vulnerable people in society.

“With the election coming up it is so vital that things change. I feel any vote for the Tories is going to lead to more deaths.”

Susan, a grandmother of eight who had survived four heart attacks, died £4,000 in debt.

Before taking a fatal dose of morphine, she placed DWP paperwork turning her down for the Personal Independence Payment, a Do Not Resuscitate note and her unsent letter on her dresser.

Hayley Storrow pictured at home in Watford with a picture of her mother who was found dead at home after receiving a notice that her Disability Living Allowance would be stopped (Photo: Philip Coburn)
The letter from the Department of Works and Pensions (Photo: Philip Coburn)

She began her letter by writing: “Dear sirs, first of all, I request that you read this through carefully – this is my life after all.”

Hayley said: “When my brother went to mum’s flat after she died, he found 37p in her purse. Even with DLA she was living day to day, scraping by. She was found dead with the PIP refusal letter placed strategically on a dresser.

“She was a poorly woman and this ­decision tipped her over the edge – she was in a desperate situation. I feel if it wasn’t for PIP and the Tory Government, my mum would still be alive.

“They failed her like they have failed thousands.”

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