DWP Benefits: How to Appeal or Dispute a Decision from 28th October 2013

Essential Information for ALL benefit Claimants – SAVE THIS

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Last update: 18/11/13

Specimen, post 28/10/13, Jobcentre sanctions notifications letter: (pdf – poor quality image)
From: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sanctions_regime_letters_and_tem#incoming-446079

(1) Ten step guide to mandatory reconsiderations and appeals
(2) Disability Rights: Two new factsheets to help you challenge benefit decisions
(3) DWP: Memo DMG 20/13: Mandatory Reconsideration Prior to Appeal and Direct Lodgement of Appeals with HMCTS
(4) Links to more detail
(5) Tips on disputing a decision
(6)  DWP: ‘How to Appeal or Dispute a Decision’
(7) DWP: Explanations reconsiderations and disputes guidance

(1) Ten step guide to mandatory reconsiderations and appeals

http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/help-with-money/benefits-a-tax-credits/challenging-a-benefit-decision

(2) Disability Rights: Two new factsheets to help you challenge benefit decisions

http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2013/october/we-have-two-new-appeals-factsheets

Changes to how you challenge decisions
http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2013/october/changes-how-you-challenge-decisions

(3) DWP Memo DMG 20/13: Mandatory Reconsideration Prior to Appeal and Direct Lodgement of Appeals with HMCTS

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/m-20-13.pdf

(4) Links to more detail

Appeals process changes for DWP benefits and child maintenance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appeals-process-changes-for-dwp-benefits-and-child-maintenance

Appeals reform http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/department_for_work_and_pensions_group/dwp-news.cfm/appeals-reform

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IDS and his Armed Bodyguards: Are the Police Arming themselves against the People

An intriguing post from Beastrabban which considers the issues of an increase in armed Police – Well worth a read, and if you agree, follow the advice therein!

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My blog post on the reports that IDS appeared before the Work and Pensions committed surrounded with bodyguards and armed policemen, who intimidated members of the public, including a group of disabled people and their carers, has attracted a lot of attention and comments. Some of the most significant and ominous have been made by Slugabed, Joseph Jesus and CAS.

Regarding the legality of police officers raising the guns at innocent civilians, CAS commented:

‘Police officers broke regulations if they pointed the guns at you and their fire-arms licenses should be revoked. They are trained to never aim a weapon at anyone, even one that is not loaded, unless those people pose an imminent threat and are being arrested. You should never aim a weapon at anyone unless you are willing to shoot them; this is basic firearms practice. Such a weapon may fire accidentally, even with the safety pin…

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