Claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, 21-year old Vicky had dreamed of a career as a teacher or a television producer. Having made more than 200 unsuccessful job applications, her family said she gave up hope for the future. A day after her latest rejection, and on the eve of her fortnightly trip to sign on, she wrote notes to her parents and boyfriend saying, “I don’t want to be me anymore,” and she took a huge drug overdose. Her father says, “I am sure that the latest rejection letter, combined with the fact that she had to go and sign on the next day, was too much for her.”