Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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First appointment commitments

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Shanty321
Shanty321 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
Hi I claimed Uc last Friday to help with my rent as I recently left work due to ill health (currently receiving fit notes from Gp ) I have a first appointment commitments tomorrow morning by telephone I’m wondering if anyone can give me any information please on what to expect in the call. Will I have to commit to look for work to receive any money even though I’m ill at the moment Thank you so much for any advice.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    It will really depend on your work coach, as some are more understanding that others. Although they should take into consideration your health condition and the fit notes that you're sending in. If you are unhappy with your work coach then you can request a different one.
    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.
  • Shanty321
    Shanty321 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Thank you so much Poppy  for replying I didn’t know that you could ask for another advisor if needs be but fingers crossed all goes ok and once again thank you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome, I'm sure everything will be fine. :)
    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.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome how did the call go,

    When I first claimed I had a great work coach who switched of commitments and I just had to have a telephone update with her every month while they made an assessment and decision about if I was fit for work
    Let us know how it went
  • Shanty321
    Shanty321 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Hi Janer it went pretty much the same as yours wasn’t as bad as what I thought will ring me again in 5 weeks. Thank you for asking hope you are well.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Glad it went ok 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    Good to hear it went well @Shanty321. :)
    Community Manager
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  • Shanty321
    Shanty321 Community member Posts: 27 Connected
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    Thank you Adrian ?
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