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    • Grey's_Anatomyfan643
    • By Grey's_Anatomyfan643 12th Oct 19, 1:40 PM
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    Reschedule Work Search Review (UC)
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    • 12th Oct 19, 1:40 PM
    Reschedule Work Search Review (UC) 12th Oct 19 at 1:40 PM
    Hi, just need some advice as Friday morning (October 11) I had appointment at Job Centre for my work search review at 11.05am but at 9.20am I rang Universal Credit line to see if the appointment could be reschedule as I wasn't feeling to good as I was so ill to attend, the man who I spoken to, he changed the appointment for Tuesday.

    All I want to know is will my Universal Credit payment be sanctioned for not turning up even though I phoned up to change the appointment and give them notice?

    Any advice would be great, thank you.
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    • NedS
    • By NedS 12th Oct 19, 3:38 PM
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    Probably not, but it depends. How many periods of sickness have you had in the last 12 months (you are allowed 2)? If you have had 2 or more periods of sickness in the last 12 months you will be required to provide a Fit Note from your GP to say you were not fit to attend your appointment, otherwise potentially a decision maker could sanction you. If you've had less than 2 then they should just accept it as good cause, but you've just used up 1 of your allowed periods of sickness.

    From what you have described, I suspect the person you spoke to on the phone couldn't be bothered with dealing with all that so they've gone with the easy option of just rebooking your appointment.
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