Guidance

DWP factual medical reports: guidance for healthcare professionals

Guidance for healthcare professionals who complete medical reports for DWP or one of its assessment providers.

Detail

This guidance is for healthcare professionals who complete medical reports for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or one of its assessment providers. The subjects include factual reports for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Attendance Allowance (AA).

DWP decision makers use medical reports to help them make decisions on benefit entitlement. Medical reports may also be used in appeals against benefit decisions.

Guidance on completing fit notes is available separately.

Information for claimants

See www.gov.uk/browse/benefits