Personal Independence Payment assessment report

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Regarding Personal Independence Payment assessment report.
It currently states on the 'Independent Assessment Services' page run by Atos that I need to wait until a decision is made before I can request a copy of the report.

What is the reasoning behind this? Why can't it be requested on the date DWP receive the report?
Are the any exemptions to the GDPR one month limit for SAR with regards to assessment reports?
According to GDPR you have up to one month to respond to a request, for any personal data you hold. As the decision could take longer than a month that would mean the department unlawfully withholds assessment reports, unless there is an exemption.

Yours faithfully,

Piotr Lato

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Dear Piotr Lato,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 22nd
March.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Piotr Lato left an annotation ()

I will do a separate FOI request for number of medical reports rejected and sent back to atos.

Piotr Lato left an annotation ()

I will make a separate FOI for the number of medical reports rejected and sent back to atos.