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On Day of Her Death, Woman Was 'Not Sick Enough' for Benefits

News / International Affairs : World from Newser

An English woman who was so sick with COPD that she couldn't walk 40 feet without needing a break was told she wasn't ill enough to continue receiving a government benefit—on the day she died. Dawn Amos, 67, had been receiving an "a...

Trust me. I'm a postman! Royal Mail staff given access to confidential medical details?

Medical / Pharmaceutical : PharmaGossip

via Confidential medical information from sick and disabled people applying for welfare benefits is opened and sorted by Royal Mail staff on behalf of the Government without the claimant's knowledge or consen...

Is It Possible To Live In London On Low Income Without Benefits?

England / London : Londonist

There’s a lot of talk about housing benefit claimants – well, about benefits claimants in general – and housing in London is a particularly emotive issue. We regularly see comments along the lines of ‘if you can’t afford to live in ...

Career unemployment and immigration: why the nation has turned against welfare claimants

Politics / UK Politics : News

I was recently asked why the attitude of most people towards benefit claimants and the long-term unemployed seems to have hardened so much over the last 50 or 60 years. I think it is a most interesting question, and I suspect that t...

Bashing bankers and berating benefits claimants are two sides of the same ugly coin

Politics / UK Politics : News

Who is to blame for the mess modern Britain finds itself in? Is it bankers or benefits claimants? Greedy City boys who bathe in champagne and smoke fat cigars or lazy dole-queue folk who sip White Lightning and smoke roll-ups? Is it...


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