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Regarding all forms posted 6 years 7 months ago #83441

Hi all,
Came across this link, stating that post office workers are told to open all claim forms. I thought what was put on our forms was confidential. I am shocked about this.
Here is the link below

www.bhfederation.org.uk/component/k2/ite...nfidential-post.html

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Re: Regarding all forms posted 6 years 7 months ago #83447

Hi Amber,

Yes, this has been known for a while. I think I remember a thread discussing it a while ago, I will see if I can find it for you.

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Re:Regarding all forms posted 6 years 7 months ago #83451

  • Karlo
It's happened for years. When the old IB50 forms used to be returned to the local DHSS office it happened then. In fact a postman once told me the postman knows every benefit anyone is on. Big Brother indeed.

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

Re:Regarding all forms posted 6 years 7 months ago #83461

What about DLA forms are they opened too? I think it's awful this is allowed to happen. There are some very embarrassing things on my forms that I wouldn't want anyone knowing about!
Thanks.

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Re:Regarding all forms posted 6 years 7 months ago #83463

Does this also apply to all DLA forms too? I think this is wrong. I have put embarrassing things on my forms!
Thanks

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Last Edit: by Mrs Hurtyback.

Re:Regarding all forms posted 6 years 7 months ago #83465

Amber wrote:

Hi all,
Came across this link, stating that post office workers are told to open all claim forms. I thought what was put on our forms was confidential. I am shocked about this.
Here is the link below

www.bhfederation.org.uk/component/k2/ite...nfidential-post.html


Hi A,

As MHB says, this has been discussed before.

Have a look at this FOI request re : this, and the response, here :

www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/dwp_and_atos_healthcare_use_of_r

bro58

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