A woman who founded a charity to help people suffering with chronic pain committed suicide after a battle to claim disability benefits ended with the DWP demanding that she repay £4000 in backdated payments.
Julia Kelly was just 39 when she took ker own life at the end of last year. In an inquest into her death the Northampton Chronicle reported that the coronor believed the “upset caused by the potential withdrawal of her benefits had been the trigger for her to end her life.”
According to a statement made by her father at the inquest, Ms Kelly had attended three tribunals in her attempts to gain disability benefits. Mr Kelly said he “firmly believed” correspondance from the DWP triggered her death adding:
“Not to be believed by the DWP that she was suffering chronic back pain and also to be accused of wrongdoing and be told her payments might…
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