Work focused interview group v work preparation group

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  • Yamor
    Yamor Posts: 400 Forumite
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    There are also newish rules for the parents of 1- and 2-year-olds.

    In the past, the lead carer of a 1-year-old would have had work focused interviews every 6 months. That has changed to every 3 months.

    For the lead carer of a 2-year-old, it was once every 3 months, now it is supposed to be monthly.
  • The person who may claim has one child of their own plus a nephew who has been taken away from their parents due to neglect/abuse.  They are a kinship carer.  The child has behavioural problems due to the neglect and they were wondering how much they would expected to be looking for work or available for work.  Do the work conditionality rules take the extra work involved in looking after a “problem” child?
  • Indie_Kid
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    Bowey123 said:
    The person who may claim has one child of their own plus a nephew who has been taken away from their parents due to neglect/abuse.  They are a kinship carer.  The child has behavioural problems due to the neglect and they were wondering how much they would expected to be looking for work or available for work.  Do the work conditionality rules take the extra work involved in looking after a “problem” child?
    Does the parent claim DLA for the child's behaviour problems?
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  • poppy12345
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    In a previous comment, you just mentioned they had a young child. Now you've added a nephew to that. We can only advise based on the information you give and drip feeding that information isn't helpful.

    Can you ask the person that's considering claiming UC to post here theirself with any questions they have? It's always difficult when giving 3rd party advice.
  • Alice_Holt
    Alice_Holt Posts: 5,946 Forumite
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    In a previous comment, you just mentioned they had a young child. Now you've added a nephew to that. We can only advise based on the information you give and drip feeding that information isn't helpful.

    Can you ask the person that's considering claiming UC to post here theirself with any questions they have? It's always difficult when giving 3rd party advice.
         Completely agree.
         
         Also I don't get the sense that the OP is even asking the right questions on behalf of their friend. 
       The best help they can give their friend is to suggest they go to the local advice charity where the friend can explain their full circumstances and get a benefit check and discuss a DLA claim for the nephew, etc.
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