Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.Donate to our crowdfunder
Any information provided by a claimant's GP is fully considered by the Department's decision-makers, and there are processes in place to request this information where we think it would be helpful. However, GPs usually do not have specialist knowledge of disability analysis or the benefit system. Moreover, as advocates for their patients GPs are not well-placed to give independent advice to the Department on benefit entitlement.
We are revising the forms we send customers to encourage them to submit any additional information, including information from their GP, at the beginning of their claim.