The following article was written by Dan Bloom for Mirror Online. Click here for original.


Tens of thousands of people are calling on the Government to reveal how many benefits claimants died after being found fit for work.

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The government is refusing to release the figures despite being ordered to by a watchdog.

A searing ruling by the Information Commissioner said chiefs had acted unreasonably after not publishing any figures for 3 years.

But instead of giving in, the Department for Work and Pensions is fighting its own watchdog to get the decision overturned.

Furious benefits campaigners now want to know what the government is trying to hide.

Retired welfare advisor Maggie Zolobajluk, 63, launched a petition which 60,000 people signed in a few days.

The pensioner told Mirror Online she was left in despair after watching how Government welfare cuts hit her clients in Sutton, Surrey.

“Why doesn’t…

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