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TOPIC: UC50 form extension due to pandemic/lockdown

UC50 form extension due to pandemic/lockdown 1 week 13 hours ago #246144

I, like many others, will clearly need to request an extension as I have no way of getting my supporting evidence together under these circumstances. I have no access to a photocopier, and mum mum who will write a supporting letter is in self-isolation.

Who do I need to contact? I don't see a number on the form or on the letter from the Health Assessment Advisory Service.

If they grant an extension, what proof should I get of this?

Thanks.

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UC50 form extension due to pandemic/lockdown 1 week 12 hours ago #246147

Hi Dom,

I have moved your post to this section as I feel your question is better suited here.

Best,

Keith
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UC50 form extension due to pandemic/lockdown 1 week 11 hours ago #246152

Hi Dom

If you put in your postcode into this link it will tell you the relevant number for your area.

www.mypipassessment.co.uk/contact-us/#our-contact-details-1105

BIS
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UC50 form extension due to pandemic/lockdown 1 week 11 hours ago #246154

Thanks. Does this apply for UC as this is a PIP-based website?

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UC50 form extension due to pandemic/lockdown 1 week 10 hours ago #246160

Dom

The UC legislation does not specifically provide any extension to the four weeks allowed to return the UC50, however, unlike the ESA legislation it does not specifically restrict it to only four weeks, so it may be possible to request an extension but I have concerns as to whether the call centre staff actually have the authority to allow one.

My advice, given the delays that are already in the assessment process and the likelihood that these will extend at least in the short term, is to return the form on time so that you avoid any issues that sending it late might provoke and then send the evidence as soon as you can.

Make sure you take note of the return address so you can send the information to the same place and I would also send a copy with a covering letter to the DWP office dealing with your claim, their address should be on any letter that you have received about your UC.

Gordon

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