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The UC50/ESA50 Work Capability form Declaration, that are claimant signed and dated

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The UC50/ESA50 Work Capability forms contain the Declaration:

"You may find it helpful to make a photocopy of your reply for future reference.

I declare that I have read and understand the notes at the front of this form, the information I have given on this form is correct and complete.

I understand that I must report all changes in my circumstances which may affect my entitlement promptly and by failing to do so I may be liable to prosecution or face a financial penalty. I will phone 0800 169 0310, or write to the office that pays my benefit, to report any change in my circumstances

If I give false or incomplete information or fail to report changes in my circumstances promptly,I understand that my Employment and Support Allowance may be stopped or reduced and any overpayment may be recovered. In addition, I maybe prosecuted or face a financial penalty.

I agree that
– the Department for Work and Pensions
– any Healthcare Professional advising the Department
– any organisation with which the Department has acontract for the provision of assessment services
may ask any of the people or organisations I have mentioned on this form for any information which is needed to deal with
– this claim for benefit– any request for this claim to be looked at again and that the information may be given to that
Healthcare Professional or organisation or to the Department or any other government body as permitted by law.

I also understand that the Department may use the information which it has now or may get in the future to decide whether I am entitled to
– the benefit I am claiming
– any other benefit I have claimed
– any other benefit I may claim in the future

I agree to my doctor or any doctor treating me,being informed about the Secretary of State's determination on
– limited capability for work
– limited capability for work-related activity, or – both"

[1] Information request with regards

"I agree that
– the Department for Work and Pensions
– any Healthcare Professional advising the Department
– any organisation with which the Department has a contract for the provision of assessment services may ask any of the people or organisations I have mentioned on this form for any information which is needed to deal with
– this claim for benefit
– any request for this claim to be looked at again and that the information may be given to that Healthcare Professional or organisation or to the Department or any other government body as permitted by law."

What specific Statutory basis, Legislation and Regulations allow the "the Department for Work and Pensions" and "any Healthcare Professional advising the Department"

to

"ask any of the people or organisations I have mentioned on this form for any information which is needed to deal with
– this claim for benefit
– any request for this claim to be looked at again and that the information may be given to that Healthcare Professional or organisation or to the Department or any other government body as permitted by law." ?

With regards [1] and the words "as permitted by law.", which precise "law[s]" are the DWP alluding to?

ESA50 https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...
UC50 https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

Yours faithfully,

Frank Zola

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