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What's the point in having fit notes if my work coach says I still have to attend appointments?

susan1953 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi all, I'm new to this.  I have a fit note for depression and anxiety.  My work coach says it doesn't stop me having to attend appointments and groups and my other commitments.  What is the point in submitting the note?

Thank you


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,317 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Have you reported the medical condition on your journal? 

    Until you have gone through the work capability process eg complete the uc50 form and have an assessment and a decision you still need to satisfy your work commitments 

    However your work coach can switch them off till the decision is made you must also provide continuous fit note 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
    I'm assuming you're claiming Universal Credit, if so then when you claim this you are a job seeker until a decision on your work capability assessment says otherwise.
    Some work coaches will turn off commitments, some reduce them and some will expect you to attend appointments etc, it's entirely at the work coaches discretion. You can request a different work coach but it may not help.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,023

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @susan1953 :) 

    I hope that the above comments have helped you to understand this a little better? Please do let us know if there's anything you're still unsure about. 

    You've mentioned having anxiety and depression. Are you receiving enough support to help you manage those conditions at the moment?
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