Exclusion of this information is a BIG problem. I asked my own GP (top man!) if he would attend my medical with me to give his opinion. He informed me that, "much as he would like to do this ( and I really believe he would have done so) it was not permitted. This is just another example of the 'deck being stacked' in favour of the DWP. I don't know if it still applies but, as a claimant, you were allowed nobody to support/represent you except immediate family. The only exception was if you had learning difficulties. This may have changed. If it hasn't, it should. Re the Forms - The first lot that I filled in mysteriously 'disappeared' and I had to do them again. Fortunately, my partner had photocopied the originals so the second lot was easier (for her!). I make a point of keeping copies of all forms and letters that I send to the DWP or anyone else relating to the 'Benefit/Jobcentre' system. You'll have to forgive my cynicism, it has been acquired by years of bitter experience .