Yes, the DWP are being fined, but will they learn from it?
I doubt it, because they are geared to create death.
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…
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