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New member Paulf09 asks about sick notes being refused

Paulf09Paulf09 Member Posts: 1
Jobcentre refuse to take sick note cause it same illness when I was on esa got took off they saying iam fit for work but my doctor says there is no chance of me being fit for work due to illness need help and advice

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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Paulf09

    Welcome to the community, I am moving your post to the Ask a Benefits Advisor section so you can get some support.

    I am sorry you are having a tough time and hope you can get some help and advice here on the forums.  

    Do take a look around the posts as you may find help reading other people's questions and answers.

    Sam
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi Paulf09,

    If you are using the sick note to take some time out of the Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) conditions of looking for work, then the Jobcentre should accept it - you can be sick for up to 13 weeks under this rule.

    If you're trying to claim ESA again though, then it is a problem - you can't get paid ESA unless you've got worse or have a new condition. The DWP might refer you for another medical or may just make a decision saying you can't get ESA, but in the meantime, you don't get paid.

    Please post back & tell us what you're trying to claim at the moment & we can give you more advice.

    Will
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