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    Address to send sick notes.

    Could anybody give me the address where I am supposed to be sending sick notes to the DWP. They no longer remind me when they expire or provide the SAE (which is supposed to be automated). Thank you.

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    This is for ESA and not UC?

    For ESA you can email a photograph or scan of them which is quicker than posting: (If you haven't got a camera/scanner then the Jobcentre can do it for you).
    https://www.gov.uk/send-fit-note
    If you do want to send it by post then the address depends on where you live, see that weblink.

    Oddly for the 'fully digital' UC you can't email (or post) them - you have to take them to a Jobcentre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    This is for ESA and not UC?

    For ESA you can email a photograph or scan of them which is quicker than posting: (If you haven't got a camera/scanner then the Jobcentre can do it for you).
    https://www.gov.uk/send-fit-note
    If you do want to send it by post then the address depends on where you live, see that weblink.

    Oddly for the 'fully digital' UC you can't email (or post) them - you have to take them to a Jobcentre.
    Thanks very much. That was useful.

    I have noticed on the sick note the GP has said he/she will not need to assess my fitness for work again at the end of "this period" (some six weeks). One of my ailments consists of a disease for which I am currently not receiving treatment required to help me because there isn't a qualified professional in the area and I am unable to travel. Would I be right in assuming from this that I will be unable to receive further sick notes so as to be able to claim ESA given what it says?

    (1) I am somewhat confused because I am suffering from a number of ailments- some of which are incurable and incredibly incapacitating leaving me unable to sign on. (2) the Practice recently wrote me a letter which was forwarded to the WCA assessor indicating I was not fit to travel for an assessment and that they would have to provide a home visit.

    I previously had to threaten the GP Practice with the CQC for taking 8 weeks to provide the letter. Due to the amount of time it took to provide the letter, the WCA assessor/ center sent my claim back to the DWP where I then had to provide satisfactory reasons for not being able to attend the assessment. I have heard nothing since and my benefits didn't stop. I did receive a call from a private number I was unable to answer-but this was months ago.

    I just don't want to have to go through all this nightmare again. For the complete story refer to my previous posts. I'm at the end of my tether and cannot cope. I have a brain disease and am unable to balance. I don't have control over my co-ordination and the stress I'm receiving is pushing me towards doing something I'm going to regret. People are not doing their jobs properly. Why is it I'm only receiving a six week sick note? I got fined last week by the NHS business Authority because Boots didn't supply them with the application for a pre-payment medication certificate that I have had to sort out.

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    if its a fresh claim for "sickness" it will be UC not ESA ..
    my last doctor said he does not provide letters for WCAs only if it goes to appeal

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    Quote Originally Posted by druid View Post
    if its a fresh claim for "sickness" it will be UC not ESA ..
    Looking back at phillius's earlier threads then this is an ESA claim.

    TBH though reading back through them I'm not clear if -
    1. This is a new claim for 'New Style' CB ESA? Which would require fit notes.
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    2. This is a reassessment of an existing ESA award? Which would not require fit notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    Looking back at phillius's earlier threads then this is an ESA claim.

    TBH though reading back through them I'm not clear if -
    1. This is a new claim for 'New Style' CB ESA? Which would require fit notes.
      Or
    2. This is a reassessment of an existing ESA award? Which would not require fit notes.
    New claim.
    No doubt it will be a fiasco from start to finish.
    The GP's are too lazy to read the notes before issuing the certificate and it also transpires I have been entitled to a Medical Exemption Certificate for the last fifteen years despite having been told I have to pay. I was previously refused by one of my specialists secretary's who told me my condition would settle down in a couple of years so they wouldn't support my application. Three months ago I found out they had misdiagnosed me.

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