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Received a UC ucd35 letter

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berry61
berry61 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
Hi everyone, 
I am currently getting UC and into week 2 of ssp after surgery which will probably prevent me from returning to my current job for the whole of ssp term 28 weeks.
I have just had a message on my journal with a UCD35 letter to download which I have.
It says I will receive a form to complete as they need to know more about my disability/sickness etc and how it prevents me from working or looking for work.
Will this be the work capability assessment form that people have said i would be getting when I have been off work for a few weeks. My initial fit note was dated 16th March for 6 weeks. 

Thanks 

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  • berry61
    berry61 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    This is exactly what it says...
    You will receive a letter and a Capability for Work questionnaire from The Health Assessment Advisory Service. 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,011 Scope online community team
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    Helo @berry61, yes this will be the work capability assessment form. 
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  • berry61
    berry61 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    Thanks Adrian,
    Are they asking for this to be done a bit early ? I thought they ask when you have been on ssp for several weeks.
    Thanks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    Usually they refer you from day 29 after providing your first fit note. They are a little early but that’s not a bad thing and nothing to be concerned about. 

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • berry61
    berry61 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    Thanks for the reassurance poppy
  • berry61
    berry61 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    Hi everyone,  I've just received my first capability for work questioner today. I have dealt with similar to this with regards pip which I currently receive for standard daily living and standard mobility.

    Do I answer the questions and provide what supporting medical evidence I have , and how my conditions affect me. I'm recovering from recent surgery anyway but I have existing health conditions which I reported when applying for UC from WTC migration.

    Thanks for any advice.
  • berry61
    berry61 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    Sorry just to add as well..

    What does it mean on the letter accompanying the UC50 form

    " I can send copies of medical documents with the questioner to support what i say"

    Then it says

     " don't send medical statements with your questioner" 


    What is the difference or am i not reading this correctly ?

    Thanks
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @berry61 - on the letter it says about 'medical statements' that they don't want medical certificates, Dr's statements or fit notes. On p5 of the UC50 you'll also see a list of copies of things to send, if you have them, & what not to send. Hope that helps.
  • berry61
    berry61 Community member Posts: 51 Connected
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    Thanks for your reply chiarieds 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're very welcome :)

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