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Hello everyone, first time poster here.
I suffer from BPD, depression and anxiety and have been on ESA in the WRAG for just over a year now. I received my second ESA50 booklet back in January and sent it off all fine and dandy by the date they needed it by and am waiting to hear back from them.
Anyway, I went for a work focused interview this week and the lady (not my usual advisor, I've only seen this one once before) is questioning whether I should be claiming ESA at all based mostly on the fact that I'm not CURRENTLY on medication.
She asked me to make a doctors appointment and to report back to her in a couple of weeks with a fit note if my doctor will give me one.
Although before I left I asked her just to clarify "so basically I'm going there to ask for a fit note?" and she said no?
Surely if I don't ask for one I wouldn't get one!
Regardless I'm just really confused by it all.
Does she actually have the authority to ask me to do that?
Surely that’s what the DWP and the whole assessment process is there for. I thought once you were placed in a group no further fit notes were required.
Any advice would be much appreciated, I'm at a bit of a loss with the whole thing.
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