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TOPIC: PIP TRIBUNAL REQUESTING MEDICAL RECORDS

PIP TRIBUNAL REQUESTING MEDICAL RECORDS 6 months 3 weeks ago #186244

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jojo59 wrote: "The DWP are constrained by the Data Protection Act, this also restricts who can access your information."

Sorry if I'm being a bit dense here - but what exactly does that mean? My understanding is that the Act still permits them to retain a copy of your full medical records (for whatever period) but are only supposed to look at the parts relevant to your case/claim. In other words we have to take it on trust that they will be sensitive and self-governing about this.

Do you also happen to know if claimants' medical records are held electronically, or in hard copy only? And for how long?


I'm afraid yes, you have to trust them!

They will hold it in the format they received it or created it, most will be a paper record.

Data will be retained for as long as it is required to be retained, the DWP routinely destroy information that is older than 14 months but that is a generalisation and I may be different for a specific piece of information. For example we know of claimants invited to claim PIP who have been unable to use DLA evidence from a couple of years ago because it have been destroyed and others who have been able to get copies from twenty years ago.

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PIP TRIBUNAL REQUESTING MEDICAL RECORDS 1 month 3 days ago #197500

hi can I ask you how your appeal went as the same thing has happened to me except they have asked for medical records for the last 9 months.
thanks

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PIP TRIBUNAL REQUESTING MEDICAL RECORDS 1 month 3 days ago #197502

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Aly wrote: hi can I ask you how your appeal went as the same thing has happened to me except they have asked for medical records for the last 9 months.
thanks


Jojo posted about four weeks ago that they were still waiting for a hearing date.

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