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    • tali
    • By tali 5th Jul 18, 9:09 PM
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    Universal Credit online
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    • 5th Jul 18, 9:09 PM
    Universal Credit online 5th Jul 18 at 9:09 PM
    My son is on Ucredit and has been transferred to the new online account rather than attending job centre -(well..that's the theory anyway....)
    Maybe, i'm not looking anywhere properly but having just gone through this convoluted and at times brutal procedure , i can't find any info on MSE or other sites about this considering this is a major change
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    • huckster
    • By huckster 5th Jul 18, 9:28 PM
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    If your Son is not working enough, he would still have go to the Job Centre for Work Search Reviews and any other appointments required.

    Online, just means communications are done online.
    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.
    • tali
    • By tali 5th Jul 18, 9:34 PM
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    ok, i was told Job centres were closing down (a staff member stated that to a friend of mine)-hence the online system.Thing with online(which wasn't explained to him) is it virtually a re-application.And then some.
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    • By huckster 5th Jul 18, 9:47 PM
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    ok, i was told Job centres were closing down (a staff member stated that to a friend of mine)-hence the online system.Thing with online(which wasn't explained to him) is it virtually a re-application.And then some.
    Originally posted by tali
    Not quite correct. Yes some Job Centres are closing, but that just means longer travel time to appointments and they might not happen as often.

    At some point in the future, if they fully automate Universal Credit, it might be a robot sanctioning your Son for not attending a Job Centre appointment. At the moment a human is looking at the information and holding discussions about job search progress.
    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.
    • tali
    • By tali 17th Jul 18, 7:56 PM
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    • 17th Jul 18, 7:56 PM
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    • 17th Jul 18, 7:56 PM
    Sorry , late on this.Recalled previously it was online Universal Job Match, which seems to been replaced a online Journal.
    At the moment (admittedly early stages), it doesn't seem any different from previous. A tad concerning that it needs such a procedure for the seemingly cosmetic change
    Last edited by tali; 17-07-2018 at 7:58 PM.
    • Ineededaname
    • By Ineededaname 17th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
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    • 17th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
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    • 17th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
    It's not different in that sense, it's still universal credit.

    It is however far more than a cosmetic change. It's a completley different way of managing the benefit. Digital, paperless, online. For anyone with basic IT skills it's a massive improvement.

    He had to give all his details again because it's a different system to anything being used before.

    Universal jobmatch closing is unrelated. That's been replaced by the findajob website.
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