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Universal Credit and signed off sick
Hello everyone, I hope youre all getting along as well as you possibly can. I'm 60, and claiming UC, but signed off sick, due to neurological pain, and depression/anxiety. I've worked all my life up to October last year, when, after my medication and condition was brought to my employer's attention, I was 'managed out' of my job, and ended up having to sign on. In January of this year, I was signed off sick by my GP, and have been submitting 'fit notes' ever since. I still havent been for a Work Capability Assessment, (despite having completed and returned the form they sent to me in April this year); most of the people I talk to tell me that, at the assessment, I will be found 'fit to work' no matter what is actually wrong with me; does anybody have any real, factual feedback or info they could share? I'm still having to attend face to face meetings with my work coach at the Jc every two to three weeks, even though I've made it clear to them that one aspect of my illness makes it extremely difficult to go out or to travel. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.