Ultimately she received an eviction notice on her property but days later her body was found hanged in the garden of her home; she too had committed suicide.
McCormack had worked on suicide prevention locally following the death of her son and living in an area with a high rate of young suicides.
Close by was a letter which in part was addressed to UK PM David Cameron.
A coroner this week noted that the letter was dated before the eviction notice was received; perhaps she planned to send the letter to the PM but the eviction notice was the final straw for Mrs McCormack; we will never know.
The coroner decided that while she may have intended to kill herself it is just as likely that she wanted to send a powerful message to the authorities but something went wrong.
The letter laid bare the financial burden the bedroom tax often places on the most vulnerable and poorest people living in the UK.
The work of a school cook tends to be part-time and the 14 per cent reduction in housing benefit she experienced following her son's suicide may have hit her income hard.
Tory ministers who try to justify the bedroom tax tend to live in a financial bubble:
Then there are members of the British Royal family who have personal wealth but are also subsidised by the ordinary population; they too have under occupied properties, and some.
How did the people of the UK ever allow such an in balance and an unfair tax to be sold to them?
More importantly how come these same politicians were voted back in government in May 2015?
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