On Monday 4 April we reopened our grant application service and we'd like to thank you for your patience during the pausing of service.
If we returned your application in December 2021 and advised that you could use your original GP report with your next application, you'll be able to include it.
If you're submitting a new application for the first time, please ensure that you comply with all the requirements for applying, otherwise we won't be able to accept your application.
We expect to receive a large number of applications, and we may not be able to turn these round within our normal 12 week service level agreement.
We can only regard your GP report as being valid for a period of six months. Please note: If we're unable to deal with your application within that six month period, we may need you to provide a further update of your medical history, which will unfortunately be at your expense.
If you have a professional, vocational or livelihood reason for a certificate, please let us know when you submit your application, and we'll try to prioritise this for you.
Renewal applications are still being processed, and should be submitted in the normal way, through our online service.
Please note: we will not be responding to emails relating to grant enquiries unless there is a genuine vocational, professional or livelihood need for certificates.