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7 days for accepting claimant commitment?

Kelly @ NHHG
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Recently appealed a decision to close a UC claim because the claimant hadn’t been given adequate opportunity to accept a new (apparently unchanged) claimant commitment.

The DWP changed their decision before it got to Tribunal and I attach a scan of the latest MRN (anonymised).

Troubled by reference to “7 days” for acceptance of claimant commitment.

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[ Edited: 10 Sep 2018 at 12:37 pm by Kelly @ NHHG ]

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Kelly @ NHHG
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Now realise that 7 days is in line with the DWP’s policy, as set out in previous FOI response:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/414606/response/1021568/attach/3/2610 Reply.pdf?cookie_passthrough=1

“The claimant commitment must be drawn up and either sent to the claimant in advance of the scheduled meeting or sent to the claimant after the meeting, allowing an additional 7 days for the claimant to accept it.”

*smacks forehead*

Mike Hughes
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I’m as troubled by the “We are committed to treating people fairly…”.

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Mike Hughes - 10 September 2018 12:47 PM

I’m as troubled by the “We are committed to treating people fairly…”.

Maybe the comma afterwards is a typo ; )

Keith S Adviser
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Found this on the Public law project website, it looks a useful tool to encourage claimants to take to interview

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