Social Security Benefits: Mental Health - Question to Department for Work and Pensions

Jared has asked the following question 'To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of training is offered to decision-makers in his Department on better understanding the mental health situation of claimants.'

This was asked on 22/02/2018.

Sarah Newton responded with 'The DWP provides role specific training which allows decision makers to reach decisions using a wide range of evidence, and in accordance with the relevant law. They work closely with Health Care Professionals, who undertake medical assessments and supply medical information and evidence to enable a decision to be reached.'

This was received on 1/03/2018.

Jared O'Mara