Philippa Day's family call for urgent changes to benefits system

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Inquest found single mother took fatal overdose after systemic failures led to disability benefits being cut off

The family of Philippa Day, a single mother who died from a deliberate overdose after a series of official failings led to her disability benefits being cut off for months, has called on the government to urgently fix “systemic” problems in the benefits system.

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Imogen Day, the younger sister of Philippa, who died in October 2019, said urgent change was needed to break down the “constant cold and unsympathetic wall of resistance” that her sister encountered as she tried to get her benefits reinstated.

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