DLA Information

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Ian Duncan Smith. states in the Telegraph.
'DLA, which of itself is a payment to support housing costs'

Please clarify that this is the DWP policy?

DLA is awarded for care and mobility costs.
NOT for housing costs??

Nowhere on a DLA award, does it state that a percentage of DLA is for housing costs??

Yours faithfully,

Debbie Price

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Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

As I have received a response from you, on another request.
Stating that you will not provide the information, unless my real name is included.

I am letting you know, my full name is, Deborah Price.

So, there is no reason for you not to provide the information, I have requested.

Yet we are advised by this web site, not to include any personal information.

Yours sincerely,

debbie

Paul A Jones left an annotation ()

Can I make an FOI request using a pseudonym?

Technically, you must use your real name for your request to be a valid Freedom of Information request in law.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/priv...

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Debbie Price,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find enclosed our acknowledgment of its receipt.

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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Please see the attached reply to your Freedom of Information request

Yours sincerely

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

How does that answer my original question?? It does NOT. IDS stated DLA is to meet housing costs. As in, to pay the 'BEDROOM TAX'.
Disabled people are being refused DHP's because they are being told by their councils that they can pay from their DLA.
This is NOT what DLA is awarded for. IS IT???

That is what you need to answer.

WHY are Disabled people being penalised in this way??

Yours sincerely,

debbie

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Can you provide the FoI reference for the response you are referring to; it is not clear from this email.

Many thanks

Strategy FoI Team

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

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Yours sincerely,

debbie

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Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information review request.

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Ref: VTR IR430

What a complete and utter waste of time, asking for a review.

My question HAS NOT been answered satisfactorily.

Yours sincerely,

debbie

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,
You have still refused to answer my original question.
So, your response is totally, unsatisfactory.

Yours sincerely,

debbie

JayneL left an annotation ()

Hi Debbie

maybe you need to ask them if the policy is DLA/PIP is to be used to pay rent?
I know this may seem pedantic but it might clarify the situation?

Jayne

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Dear Debbie Price,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information review request. Please accept my apologies for not replying to you review request of 24/9/14, this was an oversight and I am sorry. This review will reply to both that email, and this one of 15/1/15.

Please note that it is our internal target to answer reviews within 20 working days unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request, or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered which we will keep you informed about.

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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Dear Debbie Price,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information review request. Please find enclosed our reply.

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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Your right to complain under the Freedom of Information Act

If you are not happy with this response you may request an internal review by e-mailing [DWP request email] or by writing to DWP, Central FoI Team, Caxton House, Tothill Street, SW1H 9NA. Any review request should be submitted within two months of the date of this letter. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office for a decision. Generally the Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted our own complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF
www.ico.org.uk/Global/contact_us or telephone 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745

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JayneL left an annotation ()

Debbie I do understand your frustration I too desperately want to know if DLA/PIP is actually still 'Exempt' from calculations for HB

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Asking for an internal review, has also, been a waste of time.
My original request has NOT been answered satisfactorily .
Just evasion.

Yours sincerely,

Deborah Price

debbie