Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is tanyaH!

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tanyaH
tanyaH Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hello my name is tanya 

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  • tanyaH
    tanyaH Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Please can somebody give me some advise I have got chronic mechanical back pain and have difficulty sitting up for any length of time, my doctor has given me a sick note but U/C  are insisting I go down for an interview with my advisor, this is making me very stressed and starting to bring on my panic attacks as I have other disabilities as well. Can they force me to do this this considering I have explained the situation and seemed to have u turned from phone appointments.   Thankyou.  
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi tanya welcome to the group.
    Sorry i don not know the answer to your question but i am sure some one else will.
    We all just pop in and out of the forum so i didn't want you to think you were being ingnored.

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Dwp class you as a job seeker unless found otherwise through a work capability assessment 

    Your work coach can insist you attend but also they can use their discretion and have phone appts . It's the luck of the draw but mention you would like a reasonable adjustments under the equality act to request phone appt 

    Your coach should refer you for assessment once you have sent in fit note covering 28 days have you reported your health condition as a change in circumstances on your uc journal 
  • tanyaH
    tanyaH Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    She is waiting for an assessment at the moment but she hasn't even had the forms to fill in yet apparently they take months, she is also waiting for a physio Appointment, that was booked last November. so what is it I need to put in change of circumstances section ?   thanyou for giving me this advise 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,994 Disability Gamechanger
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    They've been asking people to attend their local job centre for quite a few months now. It's a work coaches discretion whether they turn off work commiments, so do but others don't.
    If you haven't reported a change of circumstances and reported the health condition, this maybe why you haven't been referred yet. Go to your journal and "report a change of circumstances" then you'll see a list of things you need to tell them about. On that list will be "health" so report it there.
    Once you're referred you will receive a letter onto your journal and then the form will be sent to you in the post a few days later.

    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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