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Hi, my name is linzi. id like some advie on sick notes

linzilinzi Member Posts: 1 Listener
hi, id like some advice on sick notes when claiming employment support allowance. I received a late payment as my sick note ran out on 17th may. I provided a sick note after that which went from 31st may to 31st june, and and I was paid straight away. however I have now received a letter saying I need a sicknote from 17th june, and my doctor wont provide a backdated 1 as I still have active 1 till 31st. CAN YOU PLEASE ADVISE


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi  @linzi

    A very Big welcome to our site/ online [email protected]

    Please have a look on our "Benefits Advisory [email protected]

    Please please let me have into look at your "Sick Notes"

    I will get back to you asap if that is ok ???
  • MikeBroderickMikeBroderick Member Posts: 234 Courageous
    Hi @linzi:

    Welcome! I'm sorry to hear about the difficulty you're having.

    I'm going to move your question to our Ask a Benefits Advisor section to see if they can help with some advice/

    Excellent to have you here.
  • dogfatherdogfather Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Which ESA group have you been placed in? I believe that if you are in the support group the DWP stop asking for fit notes ( as they are now known) 
  • callumchilledcallumchilled Member Posts: 13 Connected
    edited June 2017
    Hi Linzi,

    It looks like you have a gap from the 17th May, to the 31st May. They may have assumed that your Fit note was for 1 month from the 17th May. You may need to phone them, and get another fit note from the 17th to the 31st May.

    hope this helps

  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    linzi - I agree with Callum, it looks as if there is a gap - you haven't got a sick note covering 17th to 31st May.

    I'd suggest:

    • get in touch with the DWP (by phone if you can) and say you ARE covered for 17th June, that is covered by an active sick note for the whole of the month so the doctor won't reissue it
    • you'll get back to them with a backdated one for 17th-30th May inclusive.
    I hope your GP will provide that. 

    You have to continue providing sick notes until you have a work capability assessment and a decision that you have limited capability for work or limited capability for work-related activity.

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