Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
To be brief:
Many assessment reports of sick benefit claimants are not in-keeping with their conditions and do not relate to the medical evidence provided by Surgeons, Specialists, GP's etc., Can you please confirm that, on the advice of the doctor not to work, that an assessment carried out by a private company for the government finds them fit to work is actually a valid assessment of the patient?

Many assessments are reported as 'fairy tales' as 'lies' as 'distortion of the facts' Can you confirm that these assessments are valid despite having all the medical evidence to back up the conditions and how they affect the patients everyday life?

Yours faithfully,

Trudy Baddams

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Ms Baddams,
 
Thank you for your correspondence of 24 January about benefits.  I have
been asked to reply.

I appreciate your concerns.

 

However, policy on benefits falls under the remit of the Department for
Work and Pensions (DWP).   I therefore suggest you raise your concerns
with DWP directly.  The contact details can be found at
[1]https://www.gov.uk/dwp.

 

I note your request for your correspondence to be handled under the
Freedom of Information Act.

However, the Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded
information such as paper or electronic archive material.  As your
correspondence asked for general information, rather than requesting
recorded information or documentation, it did not fall under the
provisions of the Act.

 

I am sorry I cannot be more directly helpful.

Yours sincerely,
 
Sophie Stuart
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries
Department of Health and Social Care

 

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