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TOPIC: IB50 Form

Re:IB50 Form 9 years 2 months ago #15717

You could try the Job Centre, have all your ammunition at hand though in case they try and fob you off, however in addition I would seriously be inclined to contact your MP and involve them in this matter.

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Re:IB50 Form 9 years 2 months ago #15718

  • marijo
I would be happier if things were a bit more clearer - is it worth waiting for you guys to look into it further?

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Re:IB50 Form 9 years 2 months ago #15720

  • marijo
I just wanted to say thanks for all your help with this conundrum. I appreciate the energy you are spending on this and I will be so glad when its all done and dusted.

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Re:IB50 Form 9 years 2 months ago #15722

marijo wrote:

I would be happier if things were a bit more clearer - is it worth waiting for you guys to look into it further?


What is clear is that there is legislation out there together with procedures concerning this matter. What isn't clear is are the DWP and/or ATOS circumventing this legislation and the procedural guidelines or has the legislation/guideline s changed. This is why I suggested contacting your MP who [hopefully] can cut through the no doubt red tape that you would encounter, they may be able to get an answer directly from the Minister responsible.

Of course it's up to you whether you want to take advantage of this facility, namely your MP.

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Re:IB50 Form 9 years 2 months ago #15827

Gareth wrote:

marijo wrote:

I would be happier if things were a bit more clearer - is it worth waiting for you guys to look into it further?


What is clear is that there is legislation out there together with procedures concerning this matter. What isn't clear is are the DWP and/or ATOS circumventing this legislation and the procedural guidelines or has the legislation/guideline s changed. This is why I suggested contacting your MP who [hopefully] can cut through the no doubt red tape that you would encounter, they may be able to get an answer directly from the Minister responsible.

Of course it's up to you whether you want to take advantage of this facility, namely your MP.


Whatever you decide you can write and complain, but in the end you must complete and return the IB50 within the deadline, if you don't wish to risk losing your benefit.

Failure to do so will mean that you are automatically found to be capable of work, despite the totally unsatisfactory predicament that you are currently experiencing with your continuing entitlement to IB.

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Re:IB50 Form 9 years 1 month ago #16853

  • nikkko
After finding myself in a similar position to the o.p. i took the letter to my MP route
She, on my behalf,wrote to the manager of my local JC+ , part of the reply is as follows
"In addition it may be helpful if i explain that procedures regarding sending a ib113 to a customers GP changed in October 2008.Medical services Referral System Release 2.1 was introduced to bring incapacity benefit pca's into alignement with ESA, WCA's .The decision as to whether or not to contact a customers GP became the responsibility of ATOS Healthcare"

Has anyone on this forum got any more info on.."Medical services Referral System Release 2.1" ,from october 2008. I have searched and found nothing becase this appears to be the criterea for the change in procedure
Also the DWP go on to say in thier letter that they "always automatically issue a IB50 before deciding whether to contact a customers GP.The decision regarding the issue of IB113 is made at the scrutiny check stage following the return of the ib50"

Further into the letter i quote the part that brought a smile to my face re:

"Again it may be helpful to mention that your constituent is 61 years old and therefore able to claim pension credit , if he claimed pension credit he would not be required to attend any medical examinations" :dry:

I did not know that the dwp are in the position of providing incentives :laugh:

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