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Work Commitments and Disability

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yellowamber
yellowamber Community member Posts: 16 Listener
Hi recently been migrated to UC, i have health conditions and uc50 form has been received and sent back last week, deadline was 15th april we sent it back quick. Looking at the online journal it states my wife doesnt need to look for work or apply for work. Theres an activity which states what jobs she can do and what help she needs should wca say she fit for work, she needs to do this by 29th march? Where does she do this, there is nothing on the to do list? Will she have to attend job centre? She has health conditions which make it difficult to travel to JC. 

All rather confusing wca decision will not happen by friday so i dont understand..

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My work plan
Created by an agent on 15 February 2024

Jobs
I am not required to look for or apply for jobs at this time. My work coach will tell me if this changes.

I will review my commitments and meet these responsibilities.

Activities
I've agreed with my work coach that I'll:

I will ensure that I update my online account with any change in my circumstances i.e. Change of address or telephone number, including any reports of sickness and I know I must maintain contact with my work coach.

I will think about what work I can do with my current health conditions and situations. by 29 March 2024

I will think about and document what kind of support I would personal need if my WCA assessment comes back that I am fit for work. by 29 March 2024

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,293 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would expect her to have a work focused interview (appointment) to talk about these 2 things. 



    I will think about what work I can do with my current health conditions and situations. by 29 March 2024

    I will think about and document what kind of support I would personal need if my WCA assessment comes back that I am fit for work. by 29 March 2024
    If an appointment is needed a message will be put onto her journal. If she's unable to attend her local job centre due to her health conditions then she can ask for a telephone appointment as a reasonable adjustment. 

    It could potentially be quite a few months yet before a decision is made on her WCA. 
    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.
  • yellowamber
    yellowamber Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    I would expect her to have a work focused interview (appointment) to talk about these 2 things. 



    I will think about what work I can do with my current health conditions and situations. by 29 March 2024

    I will think about and document what kind of support I would personal need if my WCA assessment comes back that I am fit for work. by 29 March 2024
    If an appointment is needed a message will be put onto her journal. If she's unable to attend her local job centre due to her health conditions then she can ask for a telephone appointment as a reasonable adjustment. 

    It could potentially be quite a few months yet before a decision is made on her WCA. 
    Should she expect an appointment this week? No notice given yet?How will we have time to ask for phone appointment. Her english is also limited.

    My wife is not fit to do no work as she has serious health conditions which are only getting worse by time.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,293 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 24
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    Potentially she maybe given an appointment this week. If she does then you can put a message onto her journal to ask for a telephone appointment. 

    Edited, distractions at home and re-read first comment again. 
    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.
  • yellowamber
    yellowamber Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    Potentially she maybe given an appointment this week. If she does then you can put a message onto her journal to ask for a telephone appointment. 

    They are not expecting her to work or look for work right now. It does seem like her commitments have been reduced, which is good. 
    So shouldnt this appointment happen after the WCA decision?

    Also who is the work coach the same one who we met in feb?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,293 Disability Gamechanger
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    I edited my comment above, apologies, distractions at home and realised what you wrote in your first comment. 

    Her commitments are asking her what work she could do with her current health conditions. When claiming UC you're treated as a job seeker until a decision on the WCA says otherwise. 

    It's a work coaches discretion to either turn off or reduce commitments, some do and others don't. 

    I don't know if the work coach will be the same as the first one you seen, sorry. Sometimes they do change. 
    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.
  • yellowamber
    yellowamber Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    I edited my comment above, apologies, distractions at home and realised what you wrote in your first comment. 

    Her commitments are asking her what work she could do with her current health conditions. When claiming UC you're treated as a job seeker until a decision on the WCA says otherwise. 

    It's a work coaches discretion to either turn off or reduce commitments, some do and others don't. 

    I don't know if the work coach will be the same as the first one you seen, sorry. Sometimes they do change. 
    She cant do any work with her health conditions as it will make her conditions worse. Does she just tell them that?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,293 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you or her haven't already explained her health conditions to her work coach then you can do that. However, there's not been any appointment made yet so you just need to wait to see what happens. 
    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.
  • yellowamber
    yellowamber Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    We sent UC50 form last week recorded delivery, do you usually get acknowledgement by text they have received the form?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,293 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, not usually. This form is sent straight to the Health Assessment Advisory Service rather than to DWP so they should receive it quite quickly. 
    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.
  • yellowamber
    yellowamber Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    No, not usually. This form is sent straight to the Health Assessment Advisory Service rather than to DWP so they should receive it quite quickly. 
    I sent it recorded, see some people claim they send it and then dwp state they havent received it yet.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,293 Disability Gamechanger
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    The UC50 form is not returned to DWP. As I advised above it will have been sent straight to the health assessment provider because DWP are not responsible for those, the assessment providers are. 
    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,293 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can contact them directly. See link. contact-us
    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.

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