Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Fit Notes For Esa

Hi I applied online last week for Contribution ESA do I wait for them to get in touch to ask for my fit note ? Thank you so much for any help.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    You will need the fit note. A claim for New style ESA is currently taking about 4-5 weeks.
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  • Shanty321Shanty321 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    hi thank you for your advice sorry I mean I’ve got my fit note but not sure if I have to send it somewhere or wait until I’ve been contacted by ESA 🥰
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They will write to you, in the next few weeks. I've also looked back at your other threads and i see that you're claiming Universal Credit, is that correct? If so then you won't be financially better off by claiming both of these together because the New style ESA is deducted in full from your UC entitlement.

    The only difference is that New style ESA pays class 1 NI credits and isn't means tested. UC pay Class 3 and is means tested, so savings/capital affect the amount the you're entitled to.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Shanty321Shanty321 Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Hi I’m not claiming UC at the moment thank you for your help I was worried about the fit notes so I will just keep hold of them until I hear from esa.
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