Single line FREEPOST addresses for ESA (and PIP)

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

It has come to my attention that the DWP are using new, single line, FREEPOST addresses for correspondence about ESA claims.

These take the form: FREEPOST DWP ESA ##

The ## appears to be a changing number depending on the subject of the correspondance.
I have seen different address numbers used for different subjects, ie.

FREEPOST DWP ESA 23 used to send GP medical certificate (fit-note).
FREEPOST DWP ESA 26 used to send a PW1 form.

Please would you supply a list of these new FREEPOST addresses for ESA, with the subject for each number given in a similar form to the 2 above.

Alternatively would you supply a weblink to where this information can be found in list form.

Please note- to be absolutely clear, I am not requesting the "Post Handling Site X, Wolverhampton, " addresses, I already have a complete, August 2016, listing of these.
It is a listing of the new, single line, FREEPOST addresses that I require.

If there are similar single line FREEPOST addresses for PIP correspondence then I would also be interested in a listing of these.

Yours faithfully,

S. Gwilliam

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Grandma left an annotation ()

Using your Freepost address does not enable the Post Office to give recorded delivery services or acknowledgment of delivery because the Free post address does not have a postcode.
Found this very un-nerving when sending a doctors original certificate
You need to be aware this causes unnecessary anxiety in the most difficult of situations

S. Gwilliam left an annotation ()

Grandma,

Recorded or Signed-for delivery to the DWP is a waste of your money anyway.

They sign for a truckful at a time so there is no guarantee that your particular letter was in that truck.
The DWP get so many letters that they can't possibly sign for each one individually, it would take all day just to sign for one truckload.

So your paid for 'proof of delivery' is actually only 'proof of posting'.
The PO know this but are quite happy to take your money for a service that they can't actually provide.
Strictly the PO shouldn't deliver it, without an individual signature they should return your letter.
But would you really want that?

Just get free proof of posting from the PO counter.

PS. You can send med certificates (MED3 fit notes) online now and cut out the mail altogether.

helen2014 left an annotation ()

S. Gwilliam,

Do you have an address for the link where we can post Med3 certificate online please?

I'm in so much pain right now and I'm limping when walking having not needing to go to the pots office will help.

Many thanks

Regards,

Helen

S. Gwilliam left an annotation ()

Leon Carter left an annotation ()

Not if it goes to appeal as it gives proof to judge that you have complied with postal dates

Su left an annotation ()

Hi. Not sure I am writing this in the correct place. What address is there for the DWP. I want to write in a complaint and they gave me the following address: freepost DWP ESA 23. It sounds a bit dubious. I have also tried emailing them but they won't accept files attached, so I can't sent them the documentation as requested.

S. Gwilliam left an annotation ()

If you check the above reply on 11 Jan 2017 it tells you that "Freepost DWP ESA 23" is the short postal address for the Oldham ESA office.