Operational guidance on when appropriate to refer to a Work Capability Assessment (UC)

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Various UC documents allude to an "account developer"'s discretion in referring a claimant for a Work Capability Assessment where the "fit note" covers 28 days or more.

Please could you supply the guidance the ADs (or other DWP staff) are to follow in determining when it is appropriate?
And any letters/documents for DWP to send to a claimant where either:
a) they have specifically requested a WCA but it has been decided this is not appropriate or
b) they have not specifically requested a WCA and it has been decided this is not appropriate.

Please could you also tell me if the following documents, sent in answer to previous queries, are still up to date:

UCKM 1 on setting and switching off work requirements etc (attached to FOI 5057)
UCKM 2 on actions on 8th day of sickness (attached to FOI 5057)
UCFS "Health" (Full service) (attached to FOI 2051)
Initial actions when a claimant reports sickness (etc) (Live service) (attached to FOI 2051)

Yours faithfully,

Glenys Harriman

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Please be aware that your response is delayed- please reply soon.
Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Glenys Harriman

Glenys Harriman

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

The response to my request is long overdue - please reply!

Yours sincerely,

Glenys Harriman

Glenys Harriman

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Operational guidance on when appropriate to refer to a Work Capability Assessment (UC)'.

This has STILL not been answered! Your originally said it would be responded to in January!!!

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Glenys Harriman

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Glenys Harriman

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your reply but it looks like you forgot to attach some things: there was no Annex A, B, or C attached.
In view of the fact that this FOI response was very delayed I would be grateful if you could send these asap.

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Glenys Harriman

DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Glenys

 

 

Please accept our apologies for not providing a full set of documents in
our previous email to you.

 

Full reply is now attached.

                                                                               

 

Yours sincerely

 

DWP Strategy FoI Team

 

 

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Glenys Harriman

Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thank you for being so prompt!

Yours sincerely,

Glenys Harriman

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