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TOPIC: DLA awarded without tribunal

Re:DLA awarded without tribunal 7 years 5 months ago #14757

elaine wrote:

Thank you for this info - I didn't know requesting the 'full file' was an option, but I'll go for that since it seems more useful.

I've always assumed in the past that they automatically requested a report from my own doctors each time my IB was reviewed. But since they didn't request any in connection with the DLA application, as I naively expected, I'm now wondering whether they ever have for IB.

If they do write to your doctor, do they always tell you they're doing so? (I know the IB50 includes your signed permission in advance.)

Many thanks
Elaine


Hi,

As you would have signed permission for them to do so, the DWP may just go ahead and ask for a report from your doctor.

You could always speak to your doctor in advance, both to make sure he is up to speed on your present condition and also ask him/her if they will inform you if they receive correspondance about you from the DWP. Some doctors will, some may not but its worth asking.

Pete

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