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fit note

antcantc Member Posts: 31 Connected
edited May 2020 in Universal Credit
hi .. does anyone know if i need a new fit note for universal credit during covid-19 has mine runs out soon. cheers
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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,413 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi not sure but would guess so, could you ask the question on your UC journal? 
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • antcantc Member Posts: 31 Connected
    i will try that cheers
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Hi @antc. Have you had any reply from them?
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  • antcantc Member Posts: 31 Connected
    they said to get one and keep it safe until when they open again.. been told off citizens advice that fit notes are not available during this time but sick notes are.. but its a fit note i need for a disability... might just wait until lock down is over.  
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Hi @antc. Fit notes replaced sick notes and are the new name for them, so I'm not sure why CAB have advised that. Doctors are still providing these even in the lockdown.
    You are best phoning your GP and requesting one. You'll need to have them without gaps. If you report it on your UC journal in the usual way, and then keep it safe until they're able to verify it. 
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  • antcantc Member Posts: 31 Connected
    thanks for that Adrian.. will get someone to ring my doctors Wednesday has thats when the fit note is up and try get another and keep it safe until can hand it into the jobcentre
  • antcantc Member Posts: 31 Connected
    hi... i have now declared the fit note on my universal credit to do list. it now says to provide the fit note by the 4th june to the jobcentre..are they open to do that? will they take a photocopy and let me Keep the original..? any advice thanks
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,997

    Scope community team

    Hi @antc. No, they're not open to do that at the moment. They're advising people to keep them safe and they'll accept them once they re-open. 
    I'm not sure if they're still allowing you to post them in, so it might be worth asking on your journal if that's an option.
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    Scope
  • antcantc Member Posts: 31 Connected
    ok thanks a lot for the info 👍
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