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New stye esa. I'm in the support group, and have been asked to attend interview with work coach?

sammy44
sammy44 Member Posts: 9 Connected
I had a letter saying I have to go to an interview with a work coach but doesn't involve any work related activities but to update there system .but I'm in the support group and I'm stressed about this as I thought they left you alone in this group , but I have to attend .

Comments

  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,344 Disability Gamechanger
    When you claim new style ESA it would normally be common to have to attend JobCentre at the start of the claim. If your claim was made during last eighteen months normal procedures were suspended. Your appointment may simply be the normal initial appointment for you to agree a Claimant Commitment (which will amount to little more than agreeing to inform them if there’s are any changes).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,818 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    You are the 3rd person to have posted about this 

    The others said after querying it was nothing to worry about and something to do with the system triggering the appointment 

    I suggest you give them a call to see what is happening 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • sammy44
    sammy44 Member Posts: 9 Connected
    I did phone the dwp and the job centre plus and they said its nothing to worry about but I don't think its right that I should be going but they said I have too .
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,344 Disability Gamechanger
    sammy44 said:
    I did phone the dwp and the job centre plus and they said its nothing to worry about but I don't think its right that I should be going but they said I have too .
    As I explained above, it is a late carrying out of something you would normally be expected to do as part of your claim.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,712 Disability Gamechanger
    sammy44 said:
    I did phone the dwp and the job centre plus and they said its nothing to worry about but I don't think its right that I should be going but they said I have too .

    They are correct you must attend the appointment, which should only take a maximum of 5 minutes, if that.

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