Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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wish
wish Community member Posts: 38 Connected
Hi in receipt of UC partner ESA contribution I work part-time carers allowance I have just had a big accident an hospital have said I'm likely to be off work for 4 months I don't have provide sick note for work as I work 0 contract do I need ask my doctor for sick note for UC i know I have to inform UC I'm not working at moment I don't even know if I be returning to work any advice would be much appreciated 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,965 Disability Gamechanger
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    As you're a carer and your UC includes carers element then you have no work commiments anyway. You do not need to send a fit note for your UC.
    As your partner is already receiving the LCWRA element on your claim, you should already be claiming your maximum UC entitlement anyway. So going through the work capability assessment will not make a difference to your claim.
    To claim SSP from your employer, if you're entitled to it then you'll need to send a fit note for this. https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay/eligibility

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • wish
    wish Community member Posts: 38 Connected
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    Are thankyou poppy I'm not entitled to SSP from my employer so I shan't waste my doctor's time asking for sick note thankyou as always for your quick reply 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
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    wish said:
    Are thankyou poppy I'm not entitled to SSP from my employer ..
    Is that because you earn less than £123/week?

    Just to confirm too - your UC calculation includes both the LCWRA element (for partner) and carer element (for you)? Your partner’s ESA and your CA are then deducted?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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