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Being hassled by Job Centre

angeladean25 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2019 in Universal Credit (UC)
My partner handed in sick note and I work 16.5 hours a week and job centre still bugging him every two weeks is this correct


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @angeladean25 - Welcome to the community. I'm unable to answer your query, but will ask @poppy123456 if she would please try & help you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,369 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm assuming you're both claiming Universal Credit, is that correct? If so then i'm afraid a fit/sick note doesn't automatically entitle your partner to limited capability for work. What is expected of your partner will depend on their claimant commitment.

    It's a work coaches discretion whether or not they turn off work commitments when sending in sick notes. Some will reduce them, few will turn them off completely.

    How long has your partner been handing in fit notes? have they been referred for a work capability assessment yet?
  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @angeladean25 and welcome to the Community.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)


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