Judicial Review- Equality Act

B. Adams made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Following the ruling and directions in MM & DM v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions [2013] UKUT 0260 (AAC) ) as given below, could you provide the DWP guidance now made available to Atos with regards to the assessment of claimants with mental health problems.

Claim for Judicial Review
(2) We should direct the SSWP to take defined steps, within a defined period, to investigate and assess the implementation of significant changes in the practice relating to obtaining Further Medical Evidence in respect of claimants with Mental Health Problems to provide the evidence referred to in (4).
i) by being required to complete an ESA50 when this is not needed,
ii) in the completion of the ESA50,
iii) by being required to attend a face-to-face examination / assessment when this is not needed,
iv) during a face-to-face examination / assessment, and
v) during the final decision-making process and the communication of that decision by the DWP decision-maker.

Yours faithfully,

B. Adams

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Dear Mr Adams

Please see your FOI response attached

Kind regards

Health & Disability Assessments (Operations)/Department for Work and Pensions/2nd Floor/Peel Park/ Brunel Way/Blackpool/FY4 5ESS

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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 'Judicial Review- Equality Act'.

I request a copy of the DWP guidance or internal memos which detail the revised procedures to be followed following the court ruling and directions .. If you have not made any such revisions to the procedures please could you say so..

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
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Yours faithfully,

B. Adams

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Dear B Adams
 
Please find attached our response to your recent FOI review request.
 
 
 
Yours sincerley
 
DWP Centrl FoI team
 
 
 
 
 

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