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How can they pull me in for a back to work interview?

jojok
jojok Member Posts: 1 Listener
I have received a letter from income support for me to attend a work based interview I’m a full time carer for my Mum & also have health issues of my own & in receipt of standard rate pip I also receive the top up thru income Support like carers for myself 
I have fibromyalgia/ME sever atherits in my arms, shoulders, elbows & wrists as well as my lower back area.  I have severe Depression & anxiety as well as an enlarged heart I’m incontinant & have ibs as well as something wrong with my skin which they have no idea what it is how can they possibly pull me in for a back to work interview??

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,401 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It's a work focused interview and is a standard interview that everyone who claims Income support has to attend. Just because it's a WFI it doesn't mean they will force you into work. These interviews have been in place for many years but only happen every 6-12 months. You do have to attend and there's no other option. If you don't attend you will be sanctioned and they will decrease your money. You won't be there long and once it's done you won't have to attend that's that, until your next one.
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @jojok how are you doing? Have you attended the interview?

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