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My son is on UC. His work coach says he needs a sick note, but he attends college. Any advice?

Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
edited March 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hiya I hope everyone is keeping well

My problem is my son is on universal credit and is a student only because he has an EHCP his work coach says he needs a sick note to continue but how can he go to collage and supply a sick note any advice would be great appreciated that's for reading x


  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 4,670 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Firefly123 I don't really have a clue how that would work, have you looked on gov websites or contact citizens advice, some 1 might be able to high light it for you later, but good luck hopefully you get the answers you need.
  • Firefly123
    Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    They dont make it easy at all. x
  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 621 Pioneering
    Hi @Firefly123

    Just spotted your recent post. 

    Sorry to hear that you've been having such difficulty. I just wondered - have you managed to get any further with your son's current situation?

    Hopefully, the information above has been helpful? Do keep us posted if you have any further questions or you just want some moral support on this :)
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  • Firefly123
    Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    Hiya no it's like a mine field answers at all x
  • Anomalous123
    Anomalous123 Member Posts: 21 Listener
    Hi, I just saw your post. I'm in a similar position as I also need a sick note but go to college.

    It is basically a note from your doctor, stating that the person has a limited capacity to work due to their condition and may struggle to work in an environment without support or the right equipment. With this, individuals may be able to help receive support should they decide to go to work but they are not pressured by the job centre to seek employment. 

    The best thing to do is speak to your doctor, who will assess your son through a work capability assessment, or use the evidence already gathered to provide a summary of how well your son would operate within the working environment.

    I hope this helps.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,576 Scope online community team
    Hi @Firefly123. Does your son receive PIP? 
    With regards to a fit note, he can ask for one of these from his doctor, it won't prevent him from attending his college course. 
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