Mandatory reconsideration UN Report

G Ward made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The government’s response to the UN inquiry into the UK which found that disabled people’s Human rights were being gravely and systematically violated states that “This is mandatory prior to applying for an appeal, allowing the decision to be reviewed and new evidence to be presented. Statistics published in 2016 showed the average clearance time for WCA MR applications to be 9 days. Access to justice is not therefore denied or significantly delayed as a result of this process. “

1. With MRs for PIP we are finding that the process is being triggered without people asking for it to be so that they do not know a MR is taking place and are not able to submit any extra evidence. Why is this happening as it is denying disabled people access to justice?

Yours faithfully,

G Ward

DWP freedom-of-information-requests, Department for Work and Pensions

This is an automated confirmation that your request for information has
been accepted by the DWP FoI mailbox.
 
By the next working day your request will be forwarded to the relevant
information owner within the Department who will respond to you direct. 
 
If your email is a Freedom of Information request you can normally
expect a response within 20 working days.
 
Should you have any further queries in connection with this request do
please contact us.
 
For further information on the Freedom of Information Act within DWP
please click on the link below.
 
[1]http://www.dwp.gov.uk/freedom-of-informa...
 

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. http://www.dwp.gov.uk/freedom-of-informa...

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

FoI Reference: 4755

You can expect a reply by 13 January 2017 unless we need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact us quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely

DWP Strategy FoI Team
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The government’s response to the UN inquiry into the UK which found that disabled people’s Human rights were being gravely and systematically violated states that “This is mandatory prior to applying for an appeal, allowing the decision to be reviewed and new evidence to be presented. Statistics published in 2016 showed the average clearance time for WCA MR applications to be 9 days. Access to justice is not therefore denied or significantly delayed as a result of this process. “

1. With MRs for PIP we are finding that the process is being triggered without people asking for it to be so that they do not know a MR is taking place and are not able to submit any extra evidence. Why is this happening as it is denying disabled people access to justice?

Yours faithfully,

G Ward

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #377029 email]

Is [DWP request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information requests to Department for Work and Pensions? If so, please contact us using this form:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the latest advice from the ICO:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

show quoted sections

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

1 Attachment

 
 
 
Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
 
 
 
 
 

show quoted sections