Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
This request concerns the internal notification processes between Carer's Allowance and Income Support in operation during 2005.
1) When an award of Carer's Allowance (CA) (including an 'underlying entitlement' award) was made, revised, superseded or otherwise amended what paper, electronic or other internal communication systems would have notified Income Support (IS)? Would that process have include, for example, the Departmental Central Index (DCI), Customer Information System (CIS), General Matching Service (GMS) or Work Availability Report (WAR).
2) When an award of CA (including 'underlying entitlement') ended because, for example, that person was no longer caring for the 'disabled person' (DP), or the DP had entered residential care or had died what notification would have been sent from CA to IS?
3) Would these notifications have been made automatically by the relevant system or would they have required the intervention of a person to initiate the notification?
4) If possible please provide a copy of the form(s) of notifications sent by / between these systems.
5) How long were the internal notification processes used between CA and IS in 2005 in place for? ie. is the same process in place today.
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