Gill Thompson the sister of David Clapson who died on the 20th July 2013 believes his death was a result of benefit sanctions.
David had Type 1 Diabetes and the Coroner’s report stated that he died from fatal diabetic ketoacidosis and that there was no food in his stomach. The DWP were aware of his condition, yet sanctioned him for a month. David then had no money for electricity so was unable to chill his insulin or buy food.
Whilst he died as a result of his diabetes, the sanctioning took away his lifeline.
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