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Post by helping_hand on Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:24 am

Adhoc information on my computer and elsewhere, which may be useful?

Complaints and Responses
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/complaints_and_responses

Universal Credit claimant job search evidence
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/universal_credit_claimant_job_se

Timescales for mandatory reconsideration
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/timescales_for_mandatory_reconsi

PIP & Safety
https://samedifference1.com/2017/03/28/new-tribunal-ruling-on-safety-and-supervision-could-mean-pip-for-many-more-claimants/

Vulnerability Guidance
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/382957/response/956915/attach/3/6.Vulnerability%20Guidance.pdf.pdf

The law and guidance pertaining to revision of a Jobseeker's Agreements/JSACC's
DWP policy
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/206674/response/507836/attach/4/3c.Annex%201.pdf
Upper Tribunal case
http://administrativeappeals.decisions.tribunals.gov.uk//Aspx/view.aspx?id=4795

Refuse consent post WCA
https://mrfrankzola.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/do-not-tell-gp-outcome-of-your-work-capability-assessment-wca-donotconsent/

Signature of documents by mechanical means
5.3 Where any of these Rules or any practice direction requires a document to be signed, that requirement shall be satisfied if the signature is printed by computer or other mechanical means.
https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part05#5.3

Work activities = day to day activities
https://www.crunch.co.uk/blog/small-business-advice/2013/05/01/disability-discrimination-what-makes-a-worker-disabled-under-the-equality-act-2010/

FTA QAF for DM's
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/182400/response/448565/attach/8/FOI%205109%20JSA%20FTA.pdf

Jobseeker Direction policy Nov 2016
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/368875/response/895711/attach/4/Jobseeker%20s%20Directions.pdf

Government guidelines for PIP
https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/government-guidelines-for-pip-assessment-a-redefinition-of-the-word-objective/

Actively Seeking Work - Discretion
All JSA claimants are required, by legislation, to agree a Claimant Commitment which includes details of the actions they will take on an on-going basis to fulfil the Actively Seeking Work requirement. However, if a claimant does not complete the exact actions detailed in their Claimant Commitment, Work Coaches have the discretion and ability to evaluate whether they have fulfilled their obligation to actively seek work in other ways.

When reviewing what the claimant has done Work Coaches should not only review what the claimant said they would do on their Claimant Commitment, but, importantly, also consider what the claimant actually did and whether that was reasonable taking into account the prevailing circumstances during the period in question. Where a claimant may not have completed everything in their Claimant Commitment in a particular period, it does not automatically follow that they were not actively seeking work if what they actually did was reasonable during the period being considered (for example they may not have completed all their agreed activities for the period as they were preparing for and attending an interview).
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmselect/cmworpen/557/55704.htm

Disability Campaigner's victories & DIY guide
http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/campaigner-celebrates-second-victory-in-battle-over-court-discrimination/

http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/campaigner-publishes-diy-legal-guide-to-how-he-won-40-discrimination-cases/

Freuds Law
http://benefitslegalgroup.org.uk/2014/03/whats-become-freuds-law/

Claimant Commitment Capture process
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/283805/response/695702/attach/html/4/3c.Signature%20Capture%20Service%20JSA%20Claimant%20Commitment.pdf.html

MFA - daily attendance no access to UJ
page 19
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/233156/response/578010/attach/15/Topic%2005%20v7.7.pdf

Homeless Help
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/11/chatbot-lawyer-beat-parking-fines-helping-homeless-do-not-pay

Benefit Sanctions - Mental Health
Data obtained by Mind from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) under the Freedom of Information Act reveals the huge and disproportionate number of sanctions imposed on people with mental health problems who aren't currently able to work.
https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/health-and-care/press-release/mind/48798/three-four-dwp-threats-cut-benefits-are-incorrect

http://www.katebelgrave.com/2016/07/video-jobcentre-adviser-says-disability-support-is-wrecked-fix-this-mr-green/

Safeguarding - Good Practice
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/your_dwp_safeguarding_alert_form#incoming-838683

Equality Advisory Service
http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/app/about/session/L3RpbWUvMTQ4NTg4NzU4OC9zaWQvS3gzcXA0YW4%3D

Maladministration
http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Finance/spfm/maladmin/maladminannex2

UC Full Service and photo ID
https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/11655/

Hardship forms - Universl Credit and Jobseeker's Allowance
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/surviving_whilst_sanctioned#incoming-1021016

Jobsearch Evidence in a particular format  The same applies for JSA claimants
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/422374/response/1021633/attach/3/3231.pdf?cookie_passthrough=1

Latest version of Unacceptable Customer Behaviour Guidance Details awaited
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/latest_version_of_unacceptable_c#incoming-1020218

Latest version of Complaint, Review, Reconsideration - Guidance Note Details awaited
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/latest_version_of_complaint_revi#incoming-1020212

Impact of Sanctions
http://beta.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/british-psychological-society-signs-statement-opposing-welfare-sanctions


To be continued...


Last edited by helping_hand on Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:50 am; edited 10 times in total (Reason for editing : Added links)
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Re: Bits & Pieces

Post by Brutus on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:17 pm



Thanks a lot, as usual invaluable

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Re: Bits & Pieces

Post by helping_hand on Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:29 pm



I think I should have posted the info in Jobseeker Help Info'

I have updated again today. Smile
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