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Social Security Benefits: Suicide

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 290669, tabled on 25 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many inquests relating to benefits claimants who have ended their life by suicide her Department has submitted evidence to since 2013; and in how many inquests it was ruled that the policies of her Department were partly responsible for the deceased person’s state of mind.

Answered on

30 September 2019

Unfortunately, the information requested is not held centrally and is therefore unavailable without incurring a disproportionate cost.

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