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In such a case, when you disagree with the decision about your Universal Credit claim, you can ask the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to change it. You’ll need to ask for ‘mandatory reconsideration’ - this means the DWP will look at the decision again.
When you ask for the mandatory reconsideration you’ll need to include:
There are four ways you can ask for a mandatory reconsideration. You can:
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Normally, the DWP should respond within 28 days.
Normally, there are four main things the letter might say if you have failed your habitual residence test:
you don't have a 'right to reside' - this means you haven't shown you have a right to claim benefits in the UK
If you have pre-settled status, you can also apply for:
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