Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA claim date!

Hi, I understand that the ESA benefit year starts on Sunday 6/1/19. Should my Dr's Medical  Certificate also be dated from 6/1/19? I am confused as Dr's normally only start a new cert on a weekday.
Should I ask my Dr to start my cert on Friday 4/1/19 or Monday 7/1/19, or will he date it from 6/1/19? I don't want to lose a week in my claim for the sake of 1 day, neither do I want to invalidate the claim due to my cert having a date in the previous benefit year.
Thank you.


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