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SICK NOTES

thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
Hello I have just visited the Doctors.  I needed a sick note it runs out next weekend.  I did not know this but sick notes can not be issued ahead .  I just thought with the sick note ending on a weekend I would thought be time it is issued to me.  Sent off it would have arrived probably end of next week.  Problem is I forgot once to get one and they suspended everything from housing benefit to my benefits.  While I had to send one in.  I tried once to ring them up but how hard is it to give a reminder to everyone to send one in.  Am be being practical and sensible.  Doctors appointment in about weeks time I am hoping they the DWP do not do this again
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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    I suppose their argument would be that the doctor cant predict how well or unwell you will be ahead of time?
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  • dogfatherdogfather Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Which benefit do you claim? If you are in the support group for ESA you do not need to send a sick note in. 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for replying.  I am in the support group now.  Had an assessment for ESA which declared me unfit to work. 
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  • dogfatherdogfather Member Posts: 61 Connected
    I been in the support group since Nov 2013 I don't send any fit notes in. I Have never been asked for one since being placed. In this group.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for replying.  I am in the support group now.  Had an assessment for ESA which declared me unfit to work. 
    You do not need to send fit notes if you're in one of the groups.
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello thanks for replying Your comments are noted and thank you.
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  • 1leglindy1leglindy Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi am new to this...so bear with me please. How do you get on the ESA Support Group? I need continuing sick notes from my Doctor too. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You'll most likely be asked to attend a face to face assessment where you'll be asked different questions based on what you put in the ESA for you sent back. They will assess you on your ability to be able to do any type of work, as it's about the work you can do and not the work you can't do. Evidence of your condition/s will be needed also.
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