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Hi, any advice around UC demanding I attend appointments?

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James908
James908 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Morning guys. Anyone able to help/advise regarding UC demanding I attend appointments

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you reported your health condition, supported by fit notes?
    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.
  • James908
    James908 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    yes UC don't read the sick notes
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,099 Disability Gamechanger
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    When claiming UC you're classed as a job seeker until a decision on your WCA says otherwise. A fit note doesn't automatically entitle you to limited capability for work. It's a job coaches discretion to either turn off or reduce work commiments, some do and others don't.
    Have you asked if you can have a telephone appointment instead of having to attend your local JC?
    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.
  • James908
    James908 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Yes they have insisted that I attend
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @JamesWoods and welcome to our online community, I hope you're keeping well.

    If the reason you want telephone appointments is relating to needs arising from your health condition, then perhaps send a journal message to your work coach requesting this as a reasonable adjustment? Or alternatively, you could try speaking with the job centre manager about why this is being blocked.

    Just to let you know, I've moved your thread to our Universal credit (UC) category and will be emailing you shortly, so please keep an eye out for that.

    Best wishes and take care.
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