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Medical evidence

Elle1998Elle1998 Member Posts: 25 Connected
Hi iv won my pip appeal  E rate for both. 
Then my partner lost his job had make a claim for uc advised by cab 
Wil my pip award medical evidence be taken into consideration uc thank you

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    Hi @Elle1998. Were you claiming ESA or anything before you claimed UC? 

    The PIP descriptors are different to the UC Work Capability Assessment criteria, but there are some overlaps, so if you feel it will support your claim and helps explain your condition, then it can be worthwhile. 

    Does anyone claim Carer's Allowance for caring for you? Has your partner thought about claiming the carer element of UC?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Elle1998Elle1998 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    Hi ADRIAN SCOPE
    No I wasn't claiming anything before just made 
    New claim  uc
    I have consultant report xray
    Results social services report  
    My partner put in for carers 
    Eliment uc  no one claims 
    Thank you 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,100 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi welcome to the community, have you been asked to provide medical evidence ?

    With UC this normally comes after you declare you are unfit for work and provide fit notes stating you are not fit for work, this will then prompt a referral for a work capability assessment, you will be sent a UC50 form to complete and this is when you send off medical evidence. 

    Sending off your PIP report will do no harm along with other evidence you mentioned
  • Elle1998Elle1998 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    Hi Janer1967 
    When I filled my form in told them had medical evidence 
    Proof of condition they just said contact me by phone 
    Thank you 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,100 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you indicate on your form you were not able to work ? Have you sent in any med certs singing you off work 
  • Elle1998Elle1998 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    janer1967
    Yes I did tell them 
    When read back submitted details says I cannot work 
    Partner cares 35 hours more 
    I received letter stating he cares for me 35 hours or more 
    Nothing been sent in yet 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,100 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good I would go to your online journal if it is up and running and declare new medical condition 

    This will prompt you to have to submit fit note details (so make sure you have one ) 
    Once entered online you then send copy to job centre

    This all starts the process as I mentioned before 

    Anything else just ask 
  • Elle1998Elle1998 Member Posts: 25 Connected
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    Hi @Elle1998. In addition to the evidence you mention, UC will require a fit note signed by your doctor saying you're unable to work. This should ideally be dated from the date you made your UC claim. Do you know how to report a fit note to UC and do you think your GP would sign one for you?
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Elle1998Elle1998 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    ADRIAN SCOPE 
    Hi iv just rang the Dr's 
    One of Dr's ring me back to do fit note 
    Do I post this in to 
    Dwp 
    Thank you 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,100 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi you need to enter for note onto your on line journal first then send it to your work coach at job centre they should send it back once they have recorded seeing it 
  • Elle1998Elle1998 Member Posts: 25 Connected
    Thank you both for all
    Your help 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,100 Disability Gamechanger
    Your very welcome its what we are here for 
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