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The government has considered whether respondents’ comments will impact on the changes to legislation and concluded that they will not, while minor drafting changes have been made.
Clause 100 of the Welfare Reform Bill as introduced enables regulations to be made to require claimants and other persons who disagree with a decision to request consideration of revision before they may appeal against a decision.
Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Department for Work and Pensions has planned how the powers provided for in the bill may be implemented and has drafted regulations that would support these plans.
This consultation paper set out the department’s plan to implement the measure for existing benefits and invites comments on issues relevant to the implementation plans and comments on the draft regulations.
The new benefits provided for in the bill, Universal Credit (UC) and Personal Independent Payment (PIP), will include the measure from outset. The measure will be applied to these benefits (UC and PIP) following the same principles as existing benefits, as described in the consultation document.