Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Please send me a copy of the new forms used to apply for Hardship payments for people with a sanction to their Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and the guidance given to staff and decision makers to assess eligibility and copies of all of the standard letters issued throughout the process of applying for these payments, from initial application, being awarded payments, being denied payments and rights of appeal.
Together with copies of information that is given to people when they are notified their benefits have been sanctioned on how they can apply for hardship payments.
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