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Laura Smith

  • GPs asked for additional evidence in a third of benefit claims, show Government figures

    Laura Smith's comment 02 Apr 2014 12:12pm

    The final line in this article about GP evidence only being a factor 2.9% of cases is misleading. It is a factor in 2.9% of *appeals*, not assessments. Please do not be dissuaded from providing medical evidence for your patients, it is crucial in many, many claims. I wholeheartedly agree that this process is burdensome and time consuming and shouldn't be placing extra pressures on GPs. However, it is the only system that sick and disabled people have to use in order to receive support. Thanks to those GPs who continue to support their patients' benefit claims.