Send your fit note for your ESA claim

You’ll be told during your application for ‘new style’ Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) when you need to send a fit note (sometimes called a ‘sick note’ or a ‘statement of fitness for work’).

Only certain healthcare professionals can give you a fit note.

Send your fit note online

You’ll need your National Insurance number and either:

  • a digital fit note, completed by the healthcare professional
  • a printed fit note, signed by the healthcare professional - you’ll need a photo or copy to upload

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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Other ways to apply

You can post your fit note. If you need to send any other medical evidence, you must post it.

Send your fit note or other medical evidence to:

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