Edward, aged 47, had a history of self-harm and depression, which stemmed from physical and emotional abuse as a child. He died from an overdose after he was assessed as fit for work and his benefits of £90 per week were stopped. An inquest found that his 23-minute assessment did not properly reflect his physical and mental health, which included HIV, hepatitis C, sciatica, severe depression, insomnia and dental pain. His sister and brother say, “We have no doubt that the decision to stop his allowance was a major trigger, which led him on to a severe depression and desperate action.”

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