Concerns Raised About DWP’s Mandatory Reconsideration Forms

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With many thanks to Benefits And Work.

Concerns have been raised by a welfare benefits specialist about misleading information in a DWP form.

Earlier this month we wrote about the DWP mandatory reconsideration form they don’t want you to use.

The 7 page form can be downloaded to your computer, filled in and then printed off, signed and sent to the DWP.

However, the form also tries to encourage people to phone and make a verbal request rather than complete the form. This is something we would strongly advise people not to do as it means you have no evidence of what you said or even of whether you asked for a reconsideration at all.

Since publishing the article we’ve been contacted by Neil Bateman, a specialist adviser in welfare rights and social policy.

He points out another troubling aspect of the form. On page three it encourages…

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