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Hi, my name is kezia42!

kezia42
kezia42 Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited January 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
hello thank you for adding me. I hope to find some advice here and help others if i can. 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,329 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome glad you have joined 

    Is there anything specific you want advice on ? 

    Have a look around and feel free to join in maybe visit our coffee lounge for general discussions 
  • kezia42
    kezia42 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    hI Janer thank you. I was asking about limiting the time I am available for work due to my health problems. I got some replies but from someone not experienced in the subject I am trying to get information on. I have long term mental health problems. adhd autism etc. I always worked part time and claimed Housing only. recently they have changed it to all called Universal Credit. It means they can insist on me applying for more than the usual part time work that I do until I get full time employment. I want to know of anyone who has experienced a similar situation. I dont just want to go and ask tell UC cold as they may stop my benefits. I would appreciate finding out how others have approached this. thank you. I am not working atm due to the virus and I have a sick note for that for now. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,329 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    I suggest you report a medical condition on your UC online journal. They will ask for copy of your fit note 

    Once you gave been off for more than 28 days your work coach should refer you for a work capability assessment 

    You will then get some forms to complete and then have a phone medical assessment 

    They will then make a decision about your fitness to work and say you are either fit for work which means you need to look for work 

    Or that you have limited capability for work or you have limited capability for work and work related activity 

    This can all take several months but some work coaches will switch off your requirement to look for work during this time 

    It's a lot to take in so ask any further questions also lots of other posts on here to help 
  • kezia42
    kezia42 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    ah ok thank you that is what I needed to know. Thanks again! 

  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 3,130 Connected
    Welcome to the forums and I hope you enjoy becoming a part of the community. 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,436 Scope online community team
    Hi @kezia42 and welcome to the community. I hope the above information has been helpful for you. 

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  • kezia42
    kezia42 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thank you glad to be here Ross. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kezia42 - & welcome to the community. I'm pleased Jane has been able to advise you above. :)
  • kezia42
    kezia42 Member Posts: 8 Listener

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