Universal Credit - When further medical evidence is required

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

In your response to the FOI request - Medical Evidence data protections [1] you state - " If further medical evidence is required in order to make a decision at this stage, a
request is made to the claimant’s GP asking for relevant information in relation to the
health issues stated on the application. "

Please link to the guidance which the Decision Maker will use in order to determine " If further medical evidence is required in order to make a decision at this stage"

[1] https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...
Yours faithfully,

Roy Bard

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

Thank you for the reply - I have no idea how you decided that URL was easily accessible to members of the public

To remind you - it was this:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...
a/file/658287/dmgch42.pdf

Neither did you point me to the relevant section - so I am none the wiser.

Should I request an internal review, or will you now provide that part of the puzzle please?

Yours sincerely,

Roy Bard

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IR 326

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Yours sincerely
 
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