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Work and Pensions Committee Publications

Work and Pensions Committee - Second Report
Decision making and appeals in the benefits system

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 27 January 2010.


Terms of Reference

1  Introduction

2  The Decision Making and Appeals (DMA) System: 1998 reforms to present

3  Collecting and Evaluating Evidence

4  Reviewing Decisions

5  The Appeals Process

6  Conclusion


Annex A : Appeals Statistics

Annex B: Organogram of the decision making and appeals process

Annex C: Note of meeting with judges from the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal, 22 October 2009

Annex D: Note of Committee visit to Leeds, 2 November 2009

Formal Minutes


List of written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

Monday 26 October 2009

Monday 9 November 2009

Written Evidence

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