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8449673837_8501eea69a_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xStephen Smith, 64, from Liverpool, weighed 38kg and was gravely ill at time of death

An investigation into the treatment of a man who was denied benefits despite being seriously ill and weighing 38kg (6st) before his death has found the Department for Work and Pensions “followed policy”.

The internal DWP review ordered by Amber Rudd found that the department missed “crucial safeguarding opportunities” but that “policy guidance was followed” in Stephen Smith's case.

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The Guardian

 

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