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Hi, I have just made an online claim for ESA. I have been off work over the passed year due to my progressive illness so I was initially sheilding then unable to go back and I am having sick notes from my GP. I will not be returningnto work and will be formally finished for good on June 30th as I mutually agreed to finish due to ill health and there being no prospect of me returning or being able to work again. As I said I did the online claim which asked if I wanted to claim from July 1st and I clicked yes. However the final page said I needed to send in my fit note from now and I would get a call from the jobcentre asking me to go in. I thought this strange seeing as my claim will not start for another month plus I exoected to fill out a more detailed form first explaining my illness. So I rang dwp today and they said i do have to send in the sick note now and I do actually need to attend the jobcentre for an interview. I am confused by this as I ahve been shielding and did not expect without filling in further forms have to go to the jobcentre for a compliance interview Any thoughts please.
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