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UC50

positivitygoing1positivitygoing1 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
Hi ,

I've just applied for UC I was on income related ESA work related group ,but moved counties so I had to apply for UC ,

My first payment is due on the 28th may yet when I log on it says "if you are entitled to UC you should get paid in 19 days" , and 
"How much you get depends on your circumstances" ,

I've provided them with a 3 month fit note and I've now been sent a UC50 form which says they want it back by the 4th June ,

Luckily the lady that helped me with my PIP at M.I.N.D has said she will help me fill out the form ,

In order for me to provide evidence to submit with it , should I ask my old GP for my medical records (they provided me with them for my PIP) ,
I've only just been accepted at the new surgery where I live now and haven't seen the doctor there , 

I don't know how to get evidence , I have read that I should include it with my uc50 form or will it be enough that the lady at the M.I.N.D is filling it out , 

I've heard so many horror stories all I'm doing is worrying 

Thanks in advance

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    When you claimed UC after moving house you shouldn't have needed to send in fit notes because DWP should have honoured the ESA award and placed you into the relevant group for UC, which is limited capability for work.

    You could still be re-assessed at anytime, which is what's happening now.

    Yes, you will need to send evidence with the form to support your claim because they rarely contact anyone for evidence. The onus is on you to make sure it's sent. Do you have any evidence at home you can send? maybe you have letters from consultants from past appointments? When i have hospital appointments i'm sent a copy of the letter thats sent to my GP.

    Expect a face to face assessment because most have them. Good luck.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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