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Employment minister says there is no formal policy to liaise with agencies after a sanction.
DWP admits that 10 of the 49 claimants whose deaths were examined by peer reviews had had their benefits sanctioned.
DWP raises issues with sanctions and safeguarding of vulnerable claimants by the companies delivering its Work Programme.
The death of Luke Alexander Loy, three months after being found fit for work and sanctioned. His sister said “he died as a result of Tory cuts”.
The death of Moira Drury, after the removal of her employment and support allowance (ESA).
The death of Alan McArdle, an hour after being told that DWP was threatening to sanction him – stopping his employment and support allowance (ESA).
The death of Paul Donnachie, after his employment and support allowance (ESA) is removed.
The death of Jodey Whiting, after being found fit for work, despite telling the DWP about her suicidal thoughts.
Public accounts committee report urges DWP to review the use of sanctions.
DWP data shows some groups are at substantially higher risk of experiencing a jobseekers allowance (JSA) sanction.
Work and pensions secretary David Gauke admits sanctions can harm claimants with mental health issues.
Research shows that the sanctions system has a “significantly detrimental” effect on mental health.