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kara1976
kara1976 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I’ve been signed off work sick for 3 weeks,I’ve been in my job ten years so get full pay apart from the first 3 days,Iam a single parent so receive universal credit,do I have to tell them I’ve been signed off ? 
Thanx in advance 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,302 Championing
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    HI and welcome,

    Yes, you will need to report those changes on your journal.
  • kara1976
    kara1976 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thanx poppy ! Universal credit is a mine field ! ??‍♀️
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,203 Championing
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    Hi @kara1976 - Welcome to this very supportive community, & thank you for joining. I'm pleased to see Poppy has helped you so quickly! If you have any other questions, please say.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Hi @kara1976 and welcome to the community. When in doubt, it's best just to update them. 
    Technically, as you'll be receiving full pay it's not a huge deal but if (for example) it turns in to longer than 3 weeks or begins to impact your ability to work longer term, it's best they have a record of it. You'll be asked to report your fit note and take it to the JC to be verified. 
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  • kara1976
    kara1976 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thanku,I’ve informed then now but  my issue is my fit note has to be with my works head office in Nottingham so I can receive my full pay,got the drs tomorrow though so will ask re the chances of a copy 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Was your GP able to issue you with a copy of the fit note @kara1976? Hope you're getting on okay. 
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  • kara1976
    kara1976 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Morning Adrian,
    managed to get duplicate sick notes,been signed off again for another 3 weeks but will hopefully be able to go bak after a few more sessions of physio,thanks for checking in with me.
    kind regards 
    kara 
  • evule1
    evule1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi there. I've been supplying sick notes to job centre for last year and a bit and they haven't kept a single one. They just look at it and verify it on the system. So you shouldn't need duplicate. I was told by the advisor that they are no longer able to keep them. 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,392 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Good to hear you're getting on alright @kara1976, I'm glad the physio is working well for you. 

    Thanks for that @evule1! I know some service centres take a copy and others just request to see it in person so they can mark off the dates. If the original has been sent to an employer or something, it's good to know a GP surgery can issue a copy. 
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