Social Security Benefits:Written question - 221196

(Oldham West and Royton)

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Asked on: 19 January 2015
Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many peer reviews his Department has carried out following the death of benefit claimants; how many such reviews involved the sanctioning of claimants; and in how many cases his Department's action was found to be inappropriate or incorrect.
Answered by: Esther McVey
Answered on: 26 January 2015

The Department has conducted 49 peer reviews relating to the death of a claimant. Peer reviews are conducted to assure the Department’s processes.

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