Social Security Benefits: Disability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Labour/Co-operative, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2020 to Question 43082 on the forthcoming Health and Disability Green Paper, for what reason that Answer states that citizens who have undergone disability benefit assessments may not welcome a letter from her Department outlining the proposed reforms to these processes and inviting responses.

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

It is not normal routine practice to directly write to anyone who has come in to contact with relevant government services, to inform them of an upcoming consultation, due to the disproportionate cost involved.

However, it is crucial that we hear from as many of our customers as possible during the consultation to ensure these views can influence change. We will seek to extensively promote the consultation and encourage users to engage with us.

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