59-year old David was sanctioned, told he was not taking his search for work seriously enough. After five years in the army, he had worked at BT and other companies, before stopping work to care for his mother who had dementia. After she died, he began to look for work and was put on the Work Programme. His benefits stopped after he missed two job centre appointments. 18 days later, he was found dead in his flat. A pile of CVs he had just printed out was found near his body. His electricity was cut off, there was almost nothing left to eat in the flat. He had only £3.44 in his bank account, which he was not permitted to withdraw, since it was under the bank’s £5.00 limit.

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