Sanctions and time limits!

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Dear sir or madam,

1. a. Could you tell me how many benefit sanctions were issued in 2014?
b. how many were issued against people in the work related activity group?
c. what was the longest a claimant was left without any money?
d. how many sanctions were overturned on appeal?
e. does the dwp make sure councils are made aware of situations to stop people becoming homeless or is up to the claimant to sort these matters out?

2. a. Since the courts have decided the time taken to reach a pip decision has been deemed illegal, what will be the recommended legal limit.
b. since maximus has taken the wca over, what are the latest up to date statistics of people being put in to support group, the work related activity group, and found fit for work.
c. how many people have asked for their interview to be recorded by Maximus.
d. in terms of a percentage how many requests for a recording have been refused,
e. how come maximus do not use their name on any literature.
f. are staff examined to make sure they have a good grasp of the English Language
Yours faithfully,
John Smith

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