Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Andi66
Andi66 Community member Posts: 146 Pioneering
Hi just asking.  With this esa form I received about esa reviews.  It mentioned about sending sick note in. I haven't had to send one in for years 
And I still got esa. Do i need to start sending one in again as it's a review.
Bit confused by the wording on the form

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 4
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    You don't need a fit note (sick note) for the ESA50 form. I think you may have misunderstood what you read because it doesn't mention anything about needing to send any fit notes to them.

    On page 23 of the form it gives a list of things you can send as evidence and a list of things they do not want to see and fit (sick) notes is one of them. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/654d58d1c0e06800101b2d1c/esa50-capability-for-work-questionnaire.pdf

    Things the Health Assessment
    Advisory Service do not need to see –
    General information about your medical
    conditions that are not about you personally.
    Such as:
    • photographs
    • letters about other benefits
    • fact sheets about your medication
    • internet printouts
    statement of Fitness for Work, otherwise
    known as fit notes, medical certificates,
    doctor’s statements or sick notes
    • appointment letters.


    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.
  • Andi66
    Andi66 Community member Posts: 146 Pioneering
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    Oh right, I had a panic attack after receiving it, think my autism went into overdrive. Why are they sending these out to people all of a sudden 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not all of a sudden. Reviews have been suspended for the best part of almost 4 years. They were always going to restart again at some point.
    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.
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