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TOPIC: DWP phoning GP for information

DWP phoning GP for information 1 week 3 days ago #238467

Hi Gordon could I ask you a couple of Questions.
1/ Can the DWP phone your GP over the phone to discuss patient information

2/ My Mandatory Reconsideration notice letter did not state on it that I could appeal, i can appeal it as I have did the same before.
Can I state this quote on the appeal letter.

"It must say whether you have a right of appeal against that decision.
This is a legal requirement placed upon the DWP

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DWP phoning GP for information 1 week 3 days ago #238474

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Billy

1. Yes, but it's unlikely as the DWP have no medical expertise, it's more likely that the assessor would.

2. You don't say what the Decision is but most carry a right of appeal.

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DWP phoning GP for information 1 week 3 days ago #238475

Somebody phoned my GP for information I was wondering if that was legal and the appeal was for good cause

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DWP phoning GP for information 1 week 3 days ago #238477

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Forgive me but I am confused, is this a new Good Cause Decision as I thought this was all done and dusted four months ago?

Gordon

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DWP phoning GP for information 1 week 3 days ago #238481

Sorry about that Gordon yes this is my second one they asked me to go for another assessment at another centre but they were both in Edinburgh and the trip to the new assessment centre was not any shorter, and I refused to go so I am having to appeal again, they just refuse to give me a home assessment, and they stated on their letter they offered me a home visit which was a load of lies.
Just a few weeks before this assessment I migrated from DLA to PIP and was awarded standard care and enhanced mobility but they still will not accept that as good cause so its another appeal I am afraid
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