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Universal Credit: Appeals

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th April 2019.

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Photo of Martin Whitfield Martin Whitfield Labour, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 237196 on Universal Credit: Appeals, what assessment she has made of her Departments capacity to procure a record of data in relation to Universal Credit (work capability) decisions that are subject to an order of a tribunal asking her department to respond within 21 days.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Whatever the issue being disputed, when a Universal Credit appeal is made the Tribunals Service will send the appeal to DWP and ask that it provides an appeal response within 28 days – there is no 21 day rule. The time taken for the response to be provided has been recorded for UC Full Service appeals since 1 April 2019.

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