Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department’s policy is in taking into consideration awards made by the medical appeals tribunal when deciding on benefit entitlement.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The recruitment of approximately 150 Presenting Officers, who represent DWP at the First-tier Tribunal is providing valuable insight into why decisions are overturned at appeal, and allowing the Department to identify and make improvements to the claimant journey.

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