Documents published by the DWP today hint that shocking neglect within the benefits system may have contributed to claimants’ deaths yet heavy redaction means there is little hard evidence.
The department have finally released 49 peer reviews into the deaths of claimants following a recent ruling from the Information Rights Commission. The documents are so heavily censored however that many of them are completely blank with all relevant details redacted including dates, and even cause of death.
The DWP claim that withholding this information has been done to protect the identity of claimants – in line with the tribunal ruling. But then they would fucking say that wouldn’t they. This is the same DWP who want to share benefit claimants’ personal details with local authorities, landlords and charities. It seems they only start to care about your privacy once they’ve killed you.
Despite the lack of details the documents…
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