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TOPIC: reassessment at G.Ps

reassessment at G.Ps 9 months 3 weeks ago #175180

Hi all.

Been On ESA and waiting for a Medical. This is taking longer than I thought to come.(over Six months..must be a big backlog. Been getting Fit notes from my Doctor.They(my GP) IS asking me In to reassess me. If they find I Iam Capable of "Amended duties/ Changes in Workplace etc.. Do Send this off to DWP AND Carry on claiming ESA...?? oF course If they sat Iam Fit to work ..I will have to Sign back on JSA.....is Correct...? (I was Unemployed before and have Not been in paid Employment for a Long time..)

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reassessment at G.Ps 9 months 3 weeks ago #175198

Hi Max,

Until you have been allocated to a long-term group, payment of ESA is dependent on the time span being covered by a fitnote (sick note/GP certificate). It does not matter exactly what this says, even if it indicated that you might be able to undertake light duties (for example).

It is up to the individual GP to assure his/herself that the patient meets the criteria for issuing a fitnote.

If you cannot get such a certificate your only option for money would be to claim JSA.

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