Social Security Benefits:Written question - 1470

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Asked on: 27 June 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Benefits
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to which benefits in the target of upholding the original decision in 80 per cent of mandatory reconsideration requests applies.
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Answered by: Penny Mordaunt
Answered on: 03 July 2017

The department does not have a Mandatory Reconsideration target for upholding original decisions. The 80 per cent figure, which was used in the answer to a recent Freedom of Information request, is used to assess the accuracy of benefit decisions. In order to ensure we have consistently accurate decisions we track and monitor Mandatory Reconsiderations to assess the quality of our initial decision making and to help understand and improve our processes.

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