Decision makers offering lower awards if they stop their appeals

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Request 1 of 2: If it exists, please provide your policy in full for decision makers when it comes to contacting PIP claimants advising them to drop their appeals in favour of a lower award than they would get if they won their appeal. Please include how much time your policy allows for claimants to decide and seek independent advice if they wish to do so.

Request 2 of 2: If it exists, please provide the Act of parliament underpinning the above policy of offering claimants a lower offer than they may be awarded in their appeal.

Source for public reference: https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/4...

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
for Stop UK lies and Corruption

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Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
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If DWP have offered you a lower reward in return for stopping your appeal please let us know. Our contact link is in this article https://endpropaganda.wordpress.com/2020...