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Self-employed working disabled but migration from WTC to UC wants a note saying I can't work?

Azukker
Azukker Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi all,

I'm in a bit of confusion - I'm disabled (bedbound), but manage to work for myself, doing computer work, and have for years - I don't earn huge amounts and so got working tax credits & the disabled element top-up.  I've now been told to migrate to UC.

On initial application to UC, and explaining things in the "journal" - I've been told I need to provide a "fit note" - which from what I can gather online, is a sick note basically saying I can't work.  I want to check I'm not in a catch-22 situation, or shooting myself in the foot in other ways here - because I do work, I am working, for myself, from my bed.  I'm not incapable of work, I've been managing from my bed for years - and my doctor knows this full well!

(I get PIP too, but apparently this is irrelevant).

I asked to double-check via the journal "Just to confirm, you want me to provide a fit note stating I'm unable to work, to help my low income I get from working?" and was told yes.

I wanted some re-assurances here first, if people could please - or perhaps I've just mis-understood the meaning of a "fit note" and it's not really saying I can't actually work.

Thanks in advance.

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