Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

    • Grey's_Anatomyfan643
    • By Grey's_Anatomyfan643 12th Oct 19, 1:40 PM
    • 97Posts
    • 24Thanks
    Reschedule Work Search Review (UC)
    • #1
    • 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.
Page 1
    • NedS
    • By NedS 12th Oct 19, 3:38 PM
    • 134 Posts
    • 80 Thanks
    • #2
    • 12th Oct 19, 3:38 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Oct 19, 3:38 PM
    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.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,116Posts Today

7,124Users online

Martin's Twitter