Jodey Whiting, 42, died after her allowance was stopped when she missed one appointment for a health assessment which she claimed she knew nothing about as she’s been in hospital.
The mother of a disabled mum-of-nine who took her own life after her benefits were stopped says “sorry isn’t good enough” after receiving an apology from the government.
She later claimed that she knew nothing about the appointment as she had been in hospital at the time.
Department for Work and Pensions bosses have now apologised to her family after its staff left Jodey a voicemail – despite having been told of her death.
It has since emerged the decision to stop her benefits – which her family claims was the “trigger” behind her suicide – was overturned after her death.
MirrorOnline previously reported how the family claimed the DWP have ‘blood on their hands’.
Clutching the apology letter, grieving mum Joy Dove said today: “Sorry isn’t good enough and it doesn’t bring my daughter back.
“To me, this apology proves they feel some guilt.”
Joy is now planning a campaign, dubbed ‘Justice for Jodey’, in memory of her 42-year-old daughter.