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UC and fit note.

jjsonofagunjjsonofagun Posts: 1Member Listener
edited February 2019 in Universal Credit
If you have a fit note, do you still have to look for work to get UC?


  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 6,000Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @jjsonofagun   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions who guide, advise and help new members who join.

    We have lots of information about Universal Credit on our website.

    You could contact CAB about Universal credit your question. They have knowledge and expertise.

    Please take care.

  • Steve065Steve065 Posts: 7Member Listener
    I was in your situation no you don't. I have been transferred over to the new ESA as I used up the maximum number of weeks allowed for sick notes..I am suffering from severe frozen shoulder on my left arm am due to have surgery on it on 28th  February. I can't wait been suffering with it for over 6 months it has been agony and killing me.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 17,442Community champion Disability Gamechanger

    When claiming UC with a sick/fit note this doesn't automatically qualify you for LCW. There's also a claimant commitment when claiming UC. Whether or not you'll need to do any job searches will depend on your work coach. Some will reduce them very few will turn them off while you're sending in the sick note.

    It's different to claiming ESA.

    Once you've had a face to face assessment a decision will be made on your claim. If the decision is LCWRA then you'll be placed into the no work requirements group.

    If the decision is LCW then you'll be placed into the work preparation group and you'll be expected to take reasonable steps to prepare for work.

    All explained here.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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