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Husband, his Fit Note and UC

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potnoodle
potnoodle Community member Posts: 15 Connected
Hello,

I am disabled and claim UC - I have the full component of ESA/WRAG. My husband has been off work from his full time job, sick for 3 weeks. He is allowed another week off, as per his sick note.

My question is, does he need to update UC with a copy of his sick note? I'm worried that because I think I will receive more UC this month, and they might need proof of his illness? He's received SSP for two weeks of his last pay packet?

Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,928 Disability Gamechanger
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    Is this going to be long term sick or just temporary? If long term then yes he should report a change of circumstances and report his health condition and provide a fit note. 

    If it's temporary and he reports it when he returns to work he won't be able to be referred for a work capability assessment when his earnings are more than 16xNMW/week unless he's claiming a disability benefit such as PIP/ADP or DLA. 
    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.
  • potnoodle
    potnoodle Community member Posts: 15 Connected
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    Just short term. He should be going back to work once his sick note is finished.

    Thanks Poppy.
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