Send your fit note for your ESA claim

You will be told during your assessment for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) when you need to send fit notes (sometimes called ‘sick notes’ or ‘doctor’s notes’). 
You will 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 

Other ways to apply 

You can post your fit note instead.  

The address you should use depends on where you live. You can find the address on any letters you’ve had about your ESA claim.  

If you do not have any letters about your claim, phone Jobcentre Plus.  

Jobcentre Plus  

Telephone: 0800 169 0310 

Textphone: 0800 169 0314 

Welsh language: 0800 328 1744 

NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 169 0310 

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm 

Further information on sending a fit note for your ESA claim can be found on GOV.UK's website.