This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Abolish Mandatory Reconsideration
Since 28/10/13, claimants who disagree with a DWP decision are required to go through a mandatory reconsideration before they have the right to appeal. This process takes several weeks, during which time claimants whose benefits have been stopped are left without any income. This is causing severe hardship and misery to many.
This petition calls on the government to reinstate the right to appeal a decision without going through a reconsideration.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months