Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Michael Meacher Michael Meacher Labour, Oldham West and Royton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2015 to Question 221196, what the criteria were for selecting the 49 cases relating to the death of a claimant for peer review; what the date and location of death was of the claimant in each case; in how many of the cases the claimant had been sanctioned; what conclusions each review reached on whether his Department could have acted more appropriately or correctly or sympathetically in its dealings with the claimant; and if he will publish the detailed results of each review.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Peer Reviews can be requested for any complex case where it is beneficial for it to be analysed with objective scrutiny to ensure all issues have been fully addressed. Peer reviews aim to identify process improvements and contain sensitive information and disclosing the content of these reviews, even in anonymised and summarised form, may still allow individuals to be identified.

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