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TOPIC: Exemptions from PCA?

Re:Exemptions from PCA? 7 years 3 months ago #14164

Well as far as I can see (this is just MY understanding of it) if you're re-asessed under the IB regime then the powers that be should follow what's in the IB Handbook for Approved Doctors.
I'm not sure if this has been said before or is mentioned elsewhere but as far as I can see one reason you may be sent an IB50 during a re-assessment is that the DWP have lost or shredded your previous documents pertaining to the claim where it was decided that you were in an exempt group so they just send out an IB50 instead rather than requesting medical details from your GP via an IB113 to decide whether an IB50 should be sent out.

ESA claimants should be subject to what's contained within the ESA Handbook which does make reference to "Further Medical Evidence (FME)" in connection with the 13 week assessment phase viz.
"The evidence may be obtained from the ESA50, medical certification or further medical evidence (FME) requested by the HCP". Presumably this FME is given on an ESA113.

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