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Joe Roberts

Tuesday 3 Apr 2018 12:51 pm

A severely ill mother-of-nine killed herself after her benefits were stopped when she missed a health meeting, an inquest heard.

Jodey Whiting’s family are demanding justice, alleging the Department of Work and Pensions were aware of her health issues a week before her death in February 2017.

The 42-year-old had a brain cyst and a curved spine, which left her barely able to walk through the front door of her home in Stockton, County Durham.

Her family blames pressure from the DWP for her death and Jodey’s mum, Joy Dove, is fighting the government in her daughter’s memory.

The Independent Case Examiner (ICE) has accepted Joy’s complaint and will now investigate any alleged wrongdoing.

The conduct of the DWP before and after the suicide of a tragic mum-of-nine is set to be investigated. But it will be two-and-a-half years after her death that Jodey Whiting’s heartbroken family will get answers about the conduct of the Department for Work and Pensions. Young grandmother Jodey, 42, took her own life in February 2017. An inquest heard her benefits were stopped because she missed a health review – despite her never seeing the appointment letter. Daughter Leah Bell, 19, Mam Joy Dove, 63, daughter Emma Bell, 23, niece Demi Wathen, 19, and daughter Chloey Bell, 17. Tribute with the family of Jodey Whiting, in Thornaby. *With video.

But a letter addressed to Joy says that due to a huge backlog of complaints, it could be up to 16 months before the probe begins – which could take it to summer 2019.

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Why is this important?

Jodey took her own life at the age of 42,

She had missed an appointment and they stopped her money.

Jodey has 9 children who she doted on but couldnt see a way out of the position she found herself in.

Crippled by illness and having not a penny to her name..

She isnt the only one who has took her own life.

This needs to stop ASAP Dont let another person go through what the family of Jodey has and are still is going through !

 

 

 

 

 

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