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Hi, my name is traceyp2017!

traceyp2017 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Morning I'm Tracey I have just become a full time carer for an elderly lady I have known for years.
I'm a bit concerned by the job centre I feel they are trying to force me to attend appointments ,I have to travel a lot for the lady I care for and I look after her 42 hrs plus a week ,why do the job centre need to see me ? I have just cancelled an appointment today because I cannot be there and she to the lady at the same time ,I do everything for her ,why are they on my case ?


  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @traceyp2017

    Good Morning & Welcome to our online community!!!!

    We can offer you help/support/info if that would help you??? 

    Please please let me know how you feel??????

  • Alex
    Alex Posts: 1,305 Pioneering
    edited December 2017
    Hi @Traceyp2017,

    Welcome to the community. That sounds really tough. Have you discussed this with your advisor? If so, what did they say?

    I had a quick look along and came across this interesting letter from the DWP which answers a similar question. They say:

    If a carer is asked to take part in a WFI and their caring responsibilities mean that the interview would not be of any assistance to them either now, or in the foreseeable future, the requirement to take part in that interview can in discussion with a Jobcentre Plus adviser, be waived.  

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