By Joe Thomas, Liverpool Echo Jul 21 2012
A DAD whose son died after his incapacity benefits were wrongly stopped slammed the Department for Work and Pensions for getting his name wrong on a condolence letter.
But in the letter sent out to confirm the payment the DWP offered their condolences for the death of Clifford Scott – not his son Mark.
Mark Scott, 46, was passed as fit to work by job centre doctors despite a medical record of severe anxiety, epilepsy, panic attacks and alcoholism.
He died in his Southport flat in January from pneumonia.
Angered by this latest case of “incompetence” Mr Scott said: “The DWP sent me a payment for the benefits.
“The covering letter was sent to Clifford Scott, which is me, and said ‘we are sorry to hear about the death of Clifford Scott. We will make a payment of £186.87 into your chosen account for the late Clifford Scott.’