31 December 2011
What: A Scottish woman is found dead at her home after taking her own life. On 9 December DWP had sent her a letter telling her she had been found ineligible for ESA. On 21 December, she had submitted an appeal to DWP. Ten days later she was found dead.
Why significant: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland later launches an investigation into her death, which takes more than two years to report but will produce significant findings. [See March 2014, publication of Who Benefits?]