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TOPIC: Medical cetificate

Medical cetificate 6 years 1 month ago #72763

  • jayney B
Hello i have apealled against my ESA decision so do i have to get regular sick notes now until it is re instated or i have to go on job seekers ?

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Re:Medical cetificate 6 years 1 month ago #72771

Hi Jayney B

If you lodged an appeal using the GL24 form you should continue to receive ESA payments at assessment rate until the appeal is decided. It's not necessary to claim JSA but you do need to continue to send in sick notes to continue payments.

Good luck

Derek

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Re:Medical cetificate 6 years 1 month ago #72774

  • jayney B
Thanks for the reply i didnt fill out the form Gl24 I sent my appeal in the shape of an hand written letter with a letter of support from my Gp go i still have to fill in the form or should my letter have the same effect

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Re:Medical cetificate 6 years 1 month ago #72777

Form GL24 is the official appeal form, but the DWP can accept a letter in lieu of form GL24.

It is advisable to mark the letter 'Appeal' preferably in red at the top, so the DWP will be in no doubt that it is the notice of appeal.

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Re:Medical cetificate 6 years 1 month ago #72785

I would contact Jobcentreplus to confirm that they are treating it as an appeal and not a reconsideration.

If they are treating it as a reconsideration you can send a GL24 form if you are still within the one month time-limit and state on the form that you wish to be paid ESA at the assessment rate, although this should happen automatically upon receipt of the form.

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Re:Medical cetificate 6 years 1 month ago #72787

jayney B wrote:

Thanks for the reply i didnt fill out the form Gl24 I sent my appeal in the shape of an hand written letter with a letter of support from my Gp go i still have to fill in the form or should my letter have the same effect


Sorry, I mistook your post as I wrongly assumed that you had not yet sent the appeal letter when in fact you had already done so, in which case you should proceed as directed by Derek in the previous post.

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