A MUM was left “physically sick” after the government mistakenly told her that her 15-month-old daughter had died.
She was told she did not qualify then got a letter reading: “I am sorry to hear Miss Rosabella Johnson has died.”
The “freaked out” mum of four dashed upstairs to cradle her girl, who needs constant care for a spine, hip and neck condition.
A DWP letter a week earlier had refused an allowance wrongly saying Rosabella “will be better by December 6”.
A DWP spokesperson apologised for the error and said they were reconsidering Donna’s request for the allowance on behalf of her daughter.
They said: “We apologise unreservedly for the distress caused by our correspondence with Mrs Johnson, as we have directly to her over the phone.
“DLA is awarded based on the impact a disability has on a child and the amount depends on how much care and supervision they need.
“Decisions are made using the information we have at the time. We have received the reconsideration request from Mrs Johnson and are currently processing this.”