Process for obtaining WCA full decisions & HCP reports

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

When a Universal Credit Claimant has been notified of the outcome of a Work Capability Assessment/decision and they are considering requesting a Mandatory Reconsideration , they may wish to see a full copy of
A) The decision makers full decision
B) The health care professionals report
C) Any other documentation used to make the decision
To meet the 1 month time target for requesting an MR, they will need this information to be provided quickly.

1) How should the claimant request this information? And to whom should the request be made?
What process must be followed?

2) How quickly can the claimant expect this information to be provided and how will it be provided (e.g by post? By email? Attached to their UC Journal?)

3) is there any reason it can not be provided via an attachment to their UC journal

Please provide copies (including titles and dates of publication so the info can be referenced) of any
-policies
-procedures
-internal staff guidance
-staff training documentation
On how the DWP/UC should respond to the aforementioned information requests. Who should respond and how should such requests be managed and the information provided to the client.

Yours faithfully,

K Mills

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Dear K Mills,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 23rd
September.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team