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Should I be looking for work while claiming UC?

SeamusSeamus Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2018 in Universal Credit
Hi. Could someone tell me if you still have to look for work or go to college while claiming Universal credit. A sicknote has been supplied saying unfit for work? Thanks in advance.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Seamus Pleased to meet you welcome. Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am unsure of an answer to your question.  Some one will know from our community or team.  Be able to answer.

    I am one of the community champions on the forum. Wanted to welcome you and give you guidance and advice if I can.

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    Please ask if we can help some one will know.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,903 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    This will totally depend on your job coach. Some will make you job search still for a certain number or hours per week. If you're having issues completing the job searches per week then you should speak to your job coach. A fit note for UC doesn't automatically excuse you from the job searches unfortunately.
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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @Seamus! This Turn2Us page on UC and working may also be worth a read.
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