Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I request a copy of the regulations pertaining to the Cold Weather Payment scheme.
In particular , those regulations which allow individual Jobcentre Plus offices to opt-out from the payments scheme, and refuse
to make any such payments even to fully eligible claimants.
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Freedom of Information Acknowledgement - FOI 849
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Please see the attached reply to your Freedom of Information request 849
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