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


The article states that the DWP only requests medical evidence where 'face-to-face' assessment is 'clearly unnecessary'. Surely this can be only a very small minority - the way I understand it, most are assessed? If someone is not capable (or deemed necessary) to even undergo an assessment, surely GPs would want to support them?

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03 Apr 2014

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