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TOPIC: fit note from docs

fit note from docs 1 week 8 hours ago #235762

hi new to this site so please bare with me.i have stage 4 copd I suffer with severe breathless; low mood constant feeling of fatigue I get panic attacks.also suffer coughing fits and I pass out.went to docs got fit note for one month but seems reluctant to issue more.

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fit note from docs 1 week 5 hours ago #235780

Tony

Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explains where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

The issuing of a Fit Note is a medical decision by the GP, have you asked your GP why they are unwilling to issue one?

Gordon
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fit note from docs 5 days 10 hours ago #235927

hi thanks for replying. I think the docs reluctant because there told by the government to keep us in work. Have told doc that I am unable to do my job, but he just says its better for your copd to stay in work so maybe you should change career. I understand that's what there supposed to spout out for stage 1-3 copd but I have stage 4 it doesn't get any worse than that

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fit note from docs 5 days 5 hours ago #235939

Tony

It's difficult for us to offer any additional advice, you can't require the GP to issue a Fit Note,

Are you off sick from work at the moment?

Gordon

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fit note from docs 5 days 1 hour ago #235959

Hi Tony

End-stage, or stage 4, COPD is the final stage of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Most people reach it after years of living with the disease and the lung damage it causes, tell me if I am wrong but I would assume that you are under a consultant to be diagnosed with stage 4 COPD, in which case consult with your consultant.
I am not sure what you are asking from this forum, as Gordon has said are you off work due to ill health? have you claimed SSP or CB ESA?

Gary
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fit note from docs 2 days 10 hours ago #236053

hi I am currently off work and getting ssp.at the moment I get pip.i got 12points for mobility,so I get the car,but only got 7 points for the carers bit.this is due for re assessment next august.my condition has got worse since the first claim and I am hoping to get the carers allowance on my next claim..is there anybody on this site with copd who can offer any advice for claiming pip and esa

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