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Advice as his career and parent applying for UC

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Shantell18
Shantell18 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
I Have a 19 year old son with Austim and mental health issues about to apply for him to recieve universal credit what advice can you give me as his career and parent he is not mentally able to work.

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Shantell18 thanks for joining the community and reaching out with your query. To help our members find it I've moved your post into our Universal Credit category, and edited the title. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    May I ask if your son is still a student? 
    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.
  • Shantell18
    Shantell18 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    @poppy123456 my son is not a student
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for that information. When you claim UC for your son you need to make sure you report his health condition onto the journal then send in fit notes from his GP. This will start the work capability assessment process off. He should then be referred for the work capability assessment after day 29 of his claim. He will then be sent the work capability assessment form to fill in and return.
    Is he capable of looking after his own claim? If he can't then i'd advise you to start the claim as if you were him. Once it's submitted, put a message onto his journal to ask if you can become his appointee and this will be arranged by his work coach. This is exactly what i did when i claimed UC for my daughter in January last year.

    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.
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