Temporary rate increases for UC and ESA

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Background: We know the department has temporarily raised Universal Credit by a weekly rate of £20 to help people during the Covid-19 emergency. However there are still thousands of sick and disabled people still on the legacy benefit 'Employment and Support Allowance' who you've not migrated to Universal Credit

New request: From your records, please supply in pounds sterling the additional amount per week you are temporarily giving to people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance during the Covid-19 emergency. If they aren't getting any extra payment, please provide the documented rationale for not paying these people extra during the Covid-19 emergency.

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
for Stop UK lies and Corruption

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Dear Amanda Hart,

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI on the 26th working day after submitting request 'Temporary rate increases for UC and ESA'.

We understand there will be a delay in providing this information but as there have been no changes to the time limits at which we can request an internal review it must therefore be entered today. The purpose of the internal review will be for you to look into when the information we requested will be supplied.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart
Stop UK lies and Corruption

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Send to ICO 3rd July 2020

DWP Central FOI Team,

Dear Amanda Hart,

Our Ref: IR2020/22317

Contact email: [1][DWP request email]

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Dear Amanda Hart,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 31st
March.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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Dear Amanda Hart,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 6th
May.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Amanda Hart left an annotation ()

This is the correct link which the DWP should have provided regarding ESA
https://questions-statements.parliament....