NAWRA has been very concerned about the implementation of mandatory reconsideration (MR) for some time, particularly in light of the catastrophic drop in appeals and the effects on those who suffer from cognitive impairments. Consequently, in February this year we sent a survey to members and asked them to feedback to us about how MR was working in practice. Thanks to everyone who contributed. We received almost 100 responses from across the welfare rights sector. Responses were vivid and detailed and members kindly went to some great length explaining some of the shocking issues with how MR was being implemented.
NAWRA member Eri Mountbatten wrote an in-depth article discussing the main findings of that survey entitled Revolving Doors for the May/June 2015 (169) edition of Adviser magazine. We are grateful to Adviser magazine who have kindly given permission for us to distribute this article to NAWRA members. We hope you find it useful and informative.
NAWRA will be working hard to campaign for change on this topic. We will also aim to keep members updated as new information becomes available.