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hello20hello20 Member Posts: 90 Connected
Hello may i ask why uc asking doctors  details an access to medical record an had this happened previously to anyone im on lwrca was transferred over from esa year ago 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,204 Disability Gamechanger
    Have they asked your permission to contact your GP?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I'm assuming this is for a work capability assessment, is that correct? If so then when the Health Assessment Advisory Service contact your GP they don't ask for medical records, they send them a form to fill in and return. It's just a tick box form to be honest and usually a GP can't really tell them much. Quite pointless contacting them in my opinion.

    The form they send them is called the UC113 and you can see it here. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esa113-interactive-for-use-by-healthcare-practitioners

    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.
  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 90 Connected
    Hello we transferred over from esa an support group was bought over origional decision was 12 months for review an bo review been done since last year an no booklet was sent to fill for Assasemnt but recieved message

    ould you confirm your doctors name and GP address to ensure we hold the correct details.  Also, would you confirm if you are happy for your doctors to be contacted about your medical records.
    
    Thats message we recieved are unsure when no booklet for uc has been filled plz can any one help 
  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 90 Connected
    edited January 7
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,212 Disability Gamechanger
    I have no idea why they would be contacting your GP if no work capability assessment form has been sent since you claimed UC. I'd advise you to put a not on yolur journal to ask why they are doing this. It may just be that they are checking they have all the correct details.
    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.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,204 Disability Gamechanger
    @hello20 how was the message sent?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,212 Disability Gamechanger
    @hello20 since you've claimed UC have you been sent any work capability asseesment forms? (UC50 form)
    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.
  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 90 Connected
    Thabk you for the response
    we haven't received any uc50 forms since we are on uc
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Then i'd still advise you to put a note onto your journal to ask why they want that information.
    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.
  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 90 Connected
    They sent uc50 form may i ask if lwrca is taken away will career element be taken away aswell cause my partner claims career element an gets careers allowance thats deducted so if lwrca group money stops will careers element stop as i get pip 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Carers element is totally different to the LCWRA element and one doesn't affect the other. The qualifying benefit to claim the carers element and cares allowance is a daily living award of PIP.
    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.
  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 90 Connected
    Thank you are medical assasement suspended till when ?
    also can they remove me if lwrca without face assasement 

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