The Truth About Disability Benefits

Dispatches investigates a series of deaths, including suicide, of disabled benefits claimants – examining how failings by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) may have contributed.

Dispatches investigates a series of deaths, including suicide, of disabled benefits claimants – examining how failings by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) may have contributed. The programme includes findings from the first ever survey into the devastating impact on the mental health of claimants. Reporter Richard Butchins, who has his own personal experience of dealing with the DWP, meets relatives who say they have lost loved ones as a result of the way the system is run.