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Thousands die within months of being refused disability benefits, 07 Feb 2019 09:38 #13853

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Thousands die within months of being refused disability benefits, DWP minister admits

Nearly 8,000 people have died within six months of having a claim for Personal Independence Payment rejected by the DWP.

Thousands of sick and disabled people have tragically lost their lives within months of being refused disability benefits by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), it has been revealed.

Official DWP data reveals that 7,990 people died within six months of having a claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) rejected by cruel and callous benefit officials.

Of these, 3,680 died within just three months of having their PIP applications rejected by the DWP, the Daily Mirror reports.

The shocking figures were admitted by the Tory minister for disabled people, Sarah Newton MP, in a written answer to Labour MP Madeleine Moon and cover a five-year period to April 2018, during which time there were 3.6million PIP claims.

Ms Moon also discoved that 17,070 people have died waiting for their PIP claims to be assessed by DWP decision makers.

It comes as seperate DWP figures show that 72% of PIP claimants who take their cases to a social security tribunal go on to win their appeals.

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