This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Number of claimants whose deaths led to a DWP peer review had been sanctioned in the past or were sanctioned at the time of their death'.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) 
Central Freedom of Information Team 
 
[DWP request email] 
 
Our reference: VTR 501 
Date: 08 May 2015 
 
Dear Anita, 
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 07/02/2015 .  
You asked:- 
 

[1] I would like to know how many claimants out of the 49 peer 
reviewed cases had received a sanction. This includes previous 
sanctions  and sanctions at the time of their death.  
[2] And if it is within the cost limits, the number of sanctions for each 
claimant will also be useful 
 
 
DWP response 
 
1.  In 10 out of the 49 reviews, the person concerned had sanctions recorded 
at some point in their claim. 
 
2.  This information is not available in the peer review reports. 
 
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the 
reference number above.   
 
 
Yours sincerely,  
 
 
DWP Central FoI Team 
 
 
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[DWP request email] or by writing to: DWP, Central FoI Team,  
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