‘Sorry isn’t good enough’: Government apologises to family of disabled mum-of-nine who took her own life ‘as benefits were stopped’ : Daily Mirror.

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.

Jodey Whiting, 42, took her own life after her benefits were stopped (Photo: Evening Gazette)

 

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.

Jodey Whiting’s inquest was told she committed suicide after her Employment Support Allowance was stopped for missing one appointment for a ‘health assessment’.

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.

 

Read More : Daily Mirror.

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2 Comments

  1. yet another one whose died at their hands but daily do we hear of others who just give up they wont tell how many have died but its not even going to be whot they tell its to much for the humble minds of the peasants to take in when 200000 or more have died at their hands no way they say but surely has the sun sets this figure is risen daily

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