DWP tells grieving mother to find job 3 days after death of young child: “grief is not an illness”

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Posted on Twitter by NHS GP:

Dear @DWP,

When a distraught mother has lost her young daughter, please can you tell me why you wont accept “grief reaction” as a sick note diagnosis? Telling a grieving mum this is not an illness is extremely insensitive. You have also wasted NHS time.

3 days after her daughter died, she got call from the DWP saying did she realise she couldn’t claim Attendance Allowance anymore & had to sign on Job Seekers. Mother panicked & found herself at a job interview the following week – at which she broke down in tears.

She phoned me in a state on way home from the interview. I was horrified they had put her through this. I’m so upset by it all.

Welcome to Theresa May’s Britain.

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