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Mother welcomes justice for daughter who took her own life after benefits were stopped

A mother from Teesside, who believes her daughter took her own life after her benefits were stopped, says she finally has some justice.

An independent report has found multiple missed opportunities in the handling of her case by the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Jodey Whiting was 42 years old when she died in 2017. She missed an appointment for a medical assessment, which led to her benefits being stopped - despite her suffering severe physical and mental health issues.

An independent review found there were five missed opportunities to give 'careful consideration' to her case, because of her mental health.

  • You can watch Amy Lea's full report below: