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I no longer have to do job searches?

Andrea1974AAndrea1974A Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2019 in Universal Credit
Hi all
im claiming universal credit and have been for 12 months now 🤯
today on my journal ive been told I no longer have to do job searches or interviews with job centre
I questioned this and they said it’s because my husband is working????
Ive just sent another health questionnaire off aswell as have poor health.
can anyone help please. Sick of the confusion and stress 😞


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Andrea1974A

    Good Evening & Welcome it’s great to meet you today ☃️

    I am one off the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Do you have a local “CAB” as that will be a good start.

    We have a helpline: 0808 800 3333. 

    Which you will find very helpful.


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @Andrea1974A    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. We advise and support, help members of our community.

    Please if I can advise we have a member of our team who has expertise and knowledge on anything benefits.

    The system is confusing and complex. I do understand.

    @poppy123456      have tagged the lady now. Will help you to explain the situation you going through.

    Be in touch shortly.

    Please my friend is it possible for you to help this lady explain the benefit situation thank you.

    The links here might explain little bit more as well.


    Please one other advice is to speak to CAB. They have expertise, knowledge everything benefits also, useful informative.

    Please I hope if there is anything else please contact the community.

    We are a compassionate community have empathy and are here to listen.

    Please can I wish you well please take care.


    Community Champion
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Hello @Andrea1974A and welcome to the community. 
    It sounds as though you've been placed into "light touch" which has changed your claimant commitments. If you have a partner that lives with you and is working, earning over a set amount, you'll be placed into light touch so you're not expected to look for work.
    You'll still need to provide fit notes etc if you're hoping to be assessed for LCW/LCWRA. 
    Senior Community Partner

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