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How should we deal with fit note fraud?


If it is for the DWP (and not an employer) then consent for the DWP to contact and obtain information from the GP is not required. By claiming benefits the person has agreed to that - or so the DWP tell us on IB113s (or whatever they are now called). One of the advantages of an 'electronic' Med 3 is that you know exactly what you put on it. Although (annoyingly) they cannot be reprinted easily, they can be viewed as a secure pdf file and reprinted via printscreen option in conjunction with other software. I would not hesitate to send or fax a copy of what I know was definitely on the Med 3 direct to the DWP and let them decide if it was altered and what to do about it if that were indeed the case.

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09 Feb 2015

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