The sister of a man who died whilst waiting for a Universal Credit payment says her brother spent his last days hungry and in fear of losing his home.
Chris Gold from Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, died from natural causes just days after ITV News reported on the delays he faced receiving his benefits payout.
In an exclusive interview with our reporter, Ben McGrail, his sister says he was let down by the system.
By Ben McGrail, Somerset Correspondent:
When I met Chris Gold earlier this year, it was clear he was worried about his future. He was heavily in debt and struggling to be paid Universal Credit. He was preparing to lose his home.
Chris Gold said he felt like he had been abandoned
He told me:
I feel like I’ve been hung out to dry and not eating and that – it just makes you feel…
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