Reply To: Requests for information


This changes things a little…the reminder letter, as well as asking them to provide the information within 7 days, will also state ‘If you do not provide the information by [one calendar month date]…’ you won’t get any benefit.

The argument about the statutory time limit on the first letter is that the regulations do not require you to [i:5a266bd9d3]specify[/i:5a266bd9d3] on the information request letter that they have a calendar month. And, as the first letter does not threaten them of loss of benefit for failing to reply, ther is no need to show the one month date at that point.