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Income Support Appointment - Carers UK Forum

Income Support Appointment

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Hello I have appointment for income support I am a carer on carer allowance too this is first time been sent to attend one in 3 year is anything changed at these appointments did have few at start of my claim they used to ask if wanted work or any help etc is this still the same or they ask you anything different now?

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Hi Dayle.

IF you are claiming CA + IS only , only routine ... as a carer , you have no obligation to seek work.

As for what they ask ( Job Centre ? ) , pass ... probably review your present circumstances , ask if any work has
been undertaken and whether they can be of any help to you.

That's assuming that you have not transgressed in any way , or at anytime ?

More from elsewhere on this site ... CUK Advice Team ... similar question :

https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campa ... interviews
Thanks for reply Chris

Not done any paid work or anything bar my caring duties got no plans to change that as happy with my caring duties.

No change to my circumstances.
They can still insist you attend.
It could be that, as others have found, the DWP worker doesn't know their own rules. Use this as a training exercise for them!
Your welcome.

Don't forget to be decontamined afterwards !
Yeah have to attend days on letter will attend anyway
Also does anyone know if your on CA and IS and because your on IS you go on to UC? I know CA isn’t on UC.

Yeah will be decontaminated after it.
Income related benefits ?

Welcome , eventually , to UC !
Hello Dayle,

It should be little more than a formality.

Generally they should just be looking to confirm you are still caring and that the qualifying criteria still applies (for example you have not worked during the elapsed time period etc)

The 1/10 chance you get somebody that still has a shred of humanity in their soul, they may upon expressing interest offer to signpost you to employment, volunteer or educational opportunities (again only if you ask)

They must also make reasonable adjustments to compensate the lack of control you may have over your schedule/ability to attend meetings at times of their choosing because of your role as a carer.

They should not be looking to migrate legacy claims of income support over to universal credit unless there has been a change of circumstances, however I would encourage you to check this information with Citizens Advice as per the goal posts being moved around.

Best Wishes

-HB
Dayle_1712 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:23 pm
Hello I have appointment for income support I am a carer on carer allowance too this is first time been sent to attend one in 3 year is anything changed at these appointments did have few at start of my claim they used to ask if wanted work or any help etc is this still the same or they ask you anything different now?

Look forward to replies
Thanks wasn’t to sure if they changed you to UC due to Income Support a shall have a look at Citizen Advice.
'Fraid so ... IS ... a natural pathway to UC.

Universal Credit has replaced these benefits for most people :

Housing Benefit.

income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA).

Child Tax Credit.

Working Tax Credit.

Income Support.


Be sure to stock up on those pills ... UC is a real contagion ... even a pathogen ... for some.