Barry Sheerman – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Barry Sheerman on 2015-10-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what statistics his Department holds on the number of sick notes provided by jobseeker’s allowance or employment and support allowance claimants which have been lost by Jobcentre Plus.

Priti Patel

The Department does not collect statistics on the number of fit notes reported as lost.

Claimants post their fit note into the Department or if it is urgent can hand it in at their local Jobcentre where staff are trained to update computer systems and arrange for benefit payments to be made if one is due.