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Requesting evidence for Universal Credit letter template

This letter template can be used to request evidence from medical professionals for a Universal Credit claim. Download today.

You can use this letter to ask your healthcare or medical professionals for information about your health. You can then use this evidence to support your Universal Credit claim.

It’s important to understand that not all healthcare professionals are able or willing to write supporting letters, and they are not obliged to do so. Still, it is worth asking them and stressing how it could help your claim – they can charge a fee for writing this letter/report.

Follow these simple instructions to request evidence for a Universal Credit claim:

  • Download the Universal Credit letter template.
  • Where you see something written in red, it means you need to add or change something so that the letter is accurate for you.
  • Email or print your letter and send to the healthcare or medical professional.
  • Once you have received the evidence send this to the DWP.

Requesting your medical evidence is sent to you first

When requesting medical evidence, make sure the person/s you are asking to provide the letter send it to you first rather than directly to the DWP. This ensures you can check that you’re happy with the content and that it is an accurate reflection of your condition and abilities.

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