Universal Credit - Long Term Sick

Hello,

I'm currently on long term sick from my full time job, I'm about to go on to SSP from 6 weeks of contractual sick pay.

I'm wondering if the DWP will start badgering me to find other employment when this contractual pay ends? I'm still technically employed.

The plan is to return to work as soon as I am able, however I'm worried they're going to get me to find another job.

Thanks

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  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 17,740
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    Have you reported your health condition, supported by a fit note for UC? Advice was given about this in your other thread https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6472068/being-fired-and-claiming-uc#latest
    When claiming UC you’re classed as a job seeker until a decision is made on the work capability assessment. Sometimes a work coach will either turn off or reduce commitments while waiting for the decision. 
  • AnonyMoose
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    edited 17 November 2023 at 12:12PM
    Have you reported your health condition, supported by a fit note for UC? Advice was given about this in your other thread https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6472068/being-fired-and-claiming-uc#latest
    When claiming UC you’re classed as a job seeker until a decision is made on the work capability assessment. Sometimes a work coach will either turn off or reduce commitments while waiting for the decision. 
    Reported and fit note given.

    Im clearly not a job seeker as I am employed as mentioned in my first post.

    EDIT: As an aside, what made you decide to, instead of answering my post, look through my post history? Seems a bit hostile. 
  • poppy12345
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    edited 17 November 2023 at 12:40PM
    Although you’re still employed you’re not currently earning any income. Therefore you’re classed as a job seeker.

    The reason why I looked at your other threads is because it helps understand hour situation and what has previously been advised. Many other members do exactly the same and I wasn’t being hostile at all. 

    I did also answer your question. 
  • Alice_Holt
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    Have you reported your health condition, supported by a fit note for UC? Advice was given about this in your other thread https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6472068/being-fired-and-claiming-uc#latest
    When claiming UC you’re classed as a job seeker until a decision is made on the work capability assessment. Sometimes a work coach will either turn off or reduce commitments while waiting for the decision. 


    EDIT: As an aside, what made you decide to, instead of answering my post, look through my post history? Seems a bit hostile. 
         Looking at previous related posts gives more info and context, shows what has been advised and helps to inform any new advice.

         It's the opposite of 'hostile', as it is done to help OP's such as yourself.   
      Would you expect to constantly have to repeat yourself on successive visits to your surgery, or would you expect your doctor to have looked at your notes and be aware of your circumstances and any actions from previous visits? 
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  • Muttleythefrog
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    edited 17 November 2023 at 1:04PM
    Have you reported your health condition, supported by a fit note for UC? Advice was given about this in your other thread https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6472068/being-fired-and-claiming-uc#latest
    When claiming UC you’re classed as a job seeker until a decision is made on the work capability assessment. Sometimes a work coach will either turn off or reduce commitments while waiting for the decision. 

    EDIT: As an aside, what made you decide to, instead of answering my post, look through my post history? Seems a bit hostile. 
    Very normal to do this because it is extremely common for people to ask advice with limited and/or omitted information but with significant history of asking advice where further information exists. Sometimes they are even asking for the same advice. Recently someone opened a new thread and I spent a good half hour reading back on their previous threads related to the same matter so as to give any updated advice. Some posters on this board and the disability board have intellectual/cognitive/social dysfunction issues (often which relate to their benefit qualification) and so it is not unusual for critical information to require research or delicate coaxing. I've definitely made the mistake before of providing advice at face value on a thread only to realise a whole wealth of information existed that would have changed my advice or indeed led me to not providing any (for example where people lacked capacity or had others providing supervisory input to daily life).
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