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Medical assessment

annelieseanneliese Member Posts: 14 Listener
hi I've been for a medical assessment today on universal credit i have bipolar ADHD degenerate disc disease and severe sciatica however during the assessment my mental health really was declining rapidly and she said that she had enough on just my mental health without having to look or talk about the effects of my back and leg.... thoughts.?? I also told her I'm in receipt of high rate pip would she just use that information regarding my physical problems.? 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Sometimes they have enough of information not to have to ask you everything about your conditions and how they affect you. If you told them all of this in the form you filled in for the work capability assessment then then face to face is just to ask extra questions and to confirm some questions that need answers.

    They wouldn't get any information from your PIP claim because they're 2 completely different benefits.

    Leave it a week and either ring UC or put a note on your journal to request a copy of the assessment report. This will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be as they mostly go with the report.

    Decision times can be anything from 2-8 weeks.
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