Catalogue description Benefits Agency Medical Services: Registered files

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Title: Benefits Agency Medical Services: Registered files

Registered files of the Benefits Agency Medical Services, concerning its responsibilities for the provision of medical advice and guidance, and policy and procedures. Records also cover the Benefits Agency Medical Services recruitment, training, financial and budget management.

Date: 1989-1993

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BN 141

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: MVB, MVC, ORG, IBB, MEE, MEF, IVB, MVI
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Benefits Agency, 1991-2002

Physical description: 5 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2017 Department for Work and Pensions

Custodial history: Department of Social Security; Department for Work and Pensions
Accumulation dates: 1991 to 1998
Selection and destruction information: OSP5 5.2.2, OSP5 5.2.6, OSP 5.2.5, OSP 5.3.
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

Benefits Agency Medical Services provided medical advice and guidance to the Attendance Allowance Board, Disability Living Allowance Board and Controlled Medical Boarding (appointing Doctors and setting policies and guidance). They also provided policy and procedures on the Industrial Injuries Scheme, Industrial Accidents, Severe Disablement Allowance, Mobility Allowance Examinations Medical Policy and casework in Sickness, Invalidity Maternity Benefits, Income Support Severe Disablement Allowance (incapacity for work aspects).

The Benefits Agency Medical Services sat within the Benefits Agency. From 1998 responsibility for medical policy advice to the Department of Social Security and its Executive Agencies passed to the Medical Policy Group of the Department of Social Security.

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