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    • grai
    • By grai 28th May 18, 5:26 PM
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    I accidentally missed my universal credit appointment
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    • 28th May 18, 5:26 PM
    I accidentally missed my universal credit appointment 28th May 18 at 5:26 PM
    I I'm a 60 year old guy on Universal Credit

    I was given a three week gap between appointments because my advisor was going away and a month is gone past so quick I looked at my appointment card today thinking I had to go tomorrow and I was supposed to be there last week on Wednesday!!

    The time has just with past. I've lost count of the weeks

    Does anyone know what will happen now?

    I will go into the Jobcentre tomorrow and explain but I'm so stressed that they will stop my claim altogether

    Thanks for any information xx
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 28th May 18, 5:53 PM
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    • #2
    • 28th May 18, 5:53 PM
    • #2
    • 28th May 18, 5:53 PM
    I I'm a 60 year old guy on Universal Credit

    I was given a three week gap between appointments because my advisor was going away and a month is gone past so quick I looked at my appointment card today thinking I had to go tomorrow and I was supposed to be there last week on Wednesday!!

    The time has just with past. I've lost count of the weeks

    Does anyone know what will happen now?

    I will go into the Jobcentre tomorrow and explain but I'm so stressed that they will stop my claim altogether

    Thanks for any information xx
    Originally posted by grai
    You could be sanctioned. I'd advise you to ring them first thing tomorrow morning.
    • grai
    • By grai 28th May 18, 5:58 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 5:58 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 5:58 PM
    My plans to go in tomorrow anyway so that's what I'll do the woman is really reasonable but you never know whether she has to tow the line with the computer
    • John_Jones
    • By John_Jones 28th May 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 6:37 PM
    My plans to go in tomorrow anyway so that's what I'll do the woman is really reasonable but you never know whether she has to tow the line with the computer
    Originally posted by grai
    It is toe the line.

    And yes, without a good excuse you may be sanctioned. You need to make sure not to miss appointments in future.
    • venison
    • By venison 28th May 18, 7:53 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 7:53 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 7:53 PM
    [QUOTE=John_Jones;74337744]It is toe the line.

    Does it really matter? I'm sure we ALL knew what the OP meant.
    Looking forward to 2019 after a terrible 2018...onwards and upwards
    • huckster
    • By huckster 28th May 18, 7:54 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 7:54 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 7:54 PM
    Phone 0800 328 5644 tomorrow morning lines open from 8am to run through the fail fo attend information. They will book you a new appointment at the Job Centre. There might not be appointments tomorrow or even this week, but at least you have made contact in the right way.

    You could try going into the Job Centre, but they will be very busy and it is possible all of the Work Coaches will be fully booked.
    The comments I post are personal opinion. Always refer to official information sources before relying on internet forums. If you have a problem with any organisation, enter into their official complaints process at the earliest opportunity, as sometimes complaints have to be started within a certain time frame.
    • John_Jones
    • By John_Jones 28th May 18, 8:35 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 8:35 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 8:35 PM

    Does it really matter? I'm sure we ALL knew what the OP meant.
    Originally posted by venison
    You are right, attention to detail really does not matter. Toe, tow, three weeks, four weeks, how to quote a post...
    • Hoogle
    • By Hoogle 28th May 18, 10:32 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 10:32 PM
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    • 28th May 18, 10:32 PM
    I would definitely call them, if your local job centre is anything like mine then things get misplaced, people say they will do things later and never do etc. If you call them direct at least you will know the next steps and that they have a record of your contact. If you have a good track record as in always attended other appointments then they may just let you off and resume as normal with your normal schedule. But that is not a definitive answer as it depends who you speak to. Try and stay calm with them and remember it is bank holiday so the phone call queue may be long.
    • Carrieanne
    • By Carrieanne 29th May 18, 6:23 AM
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    • 29th May 18, 6:23 AM
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    • 29th May 18, 6:23 AM
    I don't see the point of holding out false hope to the original poster by stating he might or could be sanctioned for missing an appointment because of forgetfulness as it's a certainty he will be.
    • grai
    • By grai 12th Jul 18, 8:03 PM
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    don't see the point of holding out false hope to the original poster by stating he might or could be sanctioned for missing an appointment because of forgetfulness as it's a certainty he will be.

    I wasn't
    • Nooney123456789
    • By Nooney123456789 12th Jul 18, 9:19 PM
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    It's not a certainty some of the work coaches are nice and might give him a second chance.
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