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Documents [personal data/correspondence] to bring to Jobcentre meetings

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In your disclosures for FoI 1022, under

'What to bring to your meetings with us' it says:

Also bring any documents that support your record, such as:

letters or documents to do with jobs you’ve asked about or applied for

copies or printouts of job applications

responses or feedback from jobs you applied to

letters, emails or documents from job agencies
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/3...

What are the benefit sanctions for providing a full record of Jobsearch activity but declining
to bring "documents" such as those listed above to Jobcentre meetings?

Please disclose a copy of any Decision Makers guidance on sanctions on this personal and private "documents" & correspondence issue and information on the laws and regulations that explicitly make it a sanction based requirement for either Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit to share with the DWP copies of a benefit claimants personal and private correspondence?

If a Claimant Commitment does not make it a requirement to bring such "documents", on what other basis can bringing this personal data be a condition of either JSA or Universal Credit?

In your reply I would like a copy of any template letter/notice you notify claimants of a sanction based requirement to bring such "documents".

Human Rights Act 1998
Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life
1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998...

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Documents [personal data/correspondence] to bring to Jobcentre meetings'.

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Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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