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New Style ESA move to UC - fit notes

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ElsieC1
ElsieC1 Community member Posts: 32 Listener
edited April 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
When moving to UC with a New Style ESA Support Group award does the UC claimant have to provide 'fit notes' for the LCWRA element ? A previous thread has contradictiory views. I know the job centre can see my New Style ESA Support Group award on their system - their last phone call with me confirmed as much along with the need not to attend any further claimant appointments.

Regulation 19 ( from 2014 ) mentioned in the previous thread, only mentions 'old style ESA'

Can anyone give an unequivocal answer ?


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, they will often ask you to provide a fit note as part of the claims process. However, you can put a note on your journal to tell them that you're claiming New style ESA in the Support Group and also take the ESA letter with you when you have your appointment.
    Just so that you're aware, you don't actually move to UC because your ESA will continue but be deducted from any UC entitlement.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ElsieC1
    ElsieC1 Community member Posts: 32 Listener
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    How long should I ask for the fit note to last ? 

    My GP has already been informed by the DWP that fit notes are no longer needed in regards to my benefit.

    Yes - I understand that my ESA will be deducted from my  UC entitlement.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just a few weeks but it may not even be needed if you tell them about your current ESA claim.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ElsieC1
    ElsieC1 Community member Posts: 32 Listener
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    Thank you for your insight.


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