Is Annette Francis the first known person to die as a result of the PIP backlog?
Readers, we must share her story as widely as we can. No one else can die for this reason.
A woman overdosed in a ‘cry for help’ after a Government backlog saw her deprived of benefits for six months, an inquest heard.
Annette Francis, 30, struggled to survive on the bread line and was potentially owed hundreds of pounds in welfare payments when she died.
She filed for disability living allowance (DLA) last September only to be told by the Department for Work and Pensions that benefit had been overhauled and was now called PIP – Personal Independence Payment.
Promises were made to pay Annette, but the money never arrived.
Eleanor, who suffered from depression and had a personality disorder, took the overdose while publishing on Facebook about how miserable she was, in a…
View original post 335 more words