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Doctor not issuing a sick certificate because ESA says I'm fit for work
Hi I'm going through the process of a tribunal hearing everything is going as i was told. But when I went to the doctor for a sick certificate he refused telling me he can't as the letter from the ESA says im fit for work even though i explained that i had phoned them and was told i could get the basic rate he wouldn't listen to me ive never seen him before and he hadn't gone over my records to see what problems i surferd with the answer i got was that was then this is now and your fit for work. Even though I'm in a great deal of pain in my left knee and im wait for a replacement knee joint every step is so painful he just didn't want to hear it. I was given an appointment for the next day with a different doctor. This one still repeated the same as the day before but carried on to say that the law changed 10yrs ago saying that doctors can't over the department of work and pensions giving out sick notes when they had said you are fit for work. I find this strange as my problems started 5years ago and ive never had this problem before its just them. I was give a certificate say I'm fit for work but only limited things i can do. I've sent it off to the ESA but ive heard nothing . I've had no money since February the 1st I cant sign on to JSA as i cant walk far to under take the things you have to do to get any money. I'm at my wits end and panicking not knowing what to do
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