Children with Heart Defects being refused DLA

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J Hicks (Account suspended)

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Children with Heart Defects being refused DLA

How many children with heart defects who have previously been receiving DLA have been refused this support in 2015 ?

Are children with heart defects being targeted by the government to reduce costs for support ?

Yours faithfully,

J Hicks

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Dear J Hicks

Please find attached acknowledgement to your Freedom of Information Request.

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J Hicks (Account suspended)

Dear DWP Business Intelligence PQ and FOI Central Team,

Can you please confirm what ' the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered ' means , is this terminology for a get out clause.

Yours sincerely,

J Hicks

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Dear J Hicks,

Please find enclosed a response for your Freedom of Information request reference FOI 3524.

Thank you

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J Hicks (Account suspended)

Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

Please provide what information you hold within the acceptable limits as most information should be easily accessible and held on computer.

Yours sincerely,

J Hicks

DWP Business Intelligence PQ and FOI Central Team, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear J Hicks

Please find attached acknowledgement to your Freedom of Information Request.

Regards

DWP Communications Team
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DWP Business Intelligence PQ and FOI Central Team, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear J Hicks

Please find attached response to your Freedom of Information request.

Regards

DWP Communications Team
Department for Work and Pensions | Financial Control Directorate | www.dwp.gov.uk | Please consider the environment before printing

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