The complainant requested peer review documents carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions (the DWP) following the death of a benefit claimant. The DWP refused the request under section 44 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) as disclosure was prohibited by section 123 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (the SSAA). The Commissioner’s decision is that the DWP is entitled to refuse the requested information under section 44 of the Act. No steps are required. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Tribunal.
FOI 44: Not upheld
 UKICO FS50572129
England and Wales
Updated: 24 March 2021; Ref: scu.555790