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

You’ll need:

  • your fit note signed by your doctor
  • your National Insurance number
  • a phone or tablet with a camera, or a computer with a saved photo or copy of your fit note

You do not need to send a fit note if you cannot work while you are self-isolating because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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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