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Being ill on the Universal Credit

Post by El-dudeareno on Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:28 pm

I was just wondering what the regulations for being ill on the Univ-Credit, while on JSA it was the JSA-28 form(sickness form), but will still be in use when claimant are on the new Univ Credit? And if not, does anyone know what the new form is called, aswell the regulations regarding what is allowed on the Univ Credit?  scratch  .

"To claim JSA you must be able to work, be available for work and actively
seeking work. If you are sick and not fit for work for a short period during your
claim it may not always affect your claim.
If you are sick and not fit for work you can keep claiming JSA if you have:
 two short periods of sickness of up to 14 days in any jobseeking period, or
within each successive 12-month period if your jobseeking period lasts longer
than 12 months, or
 a third or longer period of sickness of up to 13 weeks in a fixed 12-month
period starting from the first date of your sickness. We call this an “Extended
Period of Sickness”. You must have medical evidence if you are sick for
longer than two weeks, and you can only have one Extended Period of
Sickness in any 12-month period."



https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/reading/enterprise/files/130415_esp_claimant_leaflet.pdf

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/282341/response/696016/attach/4/JSA28.pdf
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Re: Being ill on the Universal Credit

Post by Absolut on Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:57 am

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/339714/response/836093/attach/html/3/2151%20UCFS%20health.pdf.html

A claimant can self-report that they are unfit for work for the first seven days. For the following seven days and thereafter, the claimant must submit a Statement of Fitness for Work (SoFFW) from their GP or healthcare professional.  

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/339714/response/836093/attach/html/4/2151%20UCKM%20Initial%20actions%20when%20a%20claimant%20reports%20sick.pdf.html

No work search and availability requirements are imposed for up to the first 14 days of sickness if this is the first or second period of sickness in a rolling 12 month period whilst receiving Universal Credit, and the period of sickness from day 8 onwards is covered by a SoFFW or RtWP. The work search and availability requirements will be reviewed from day 15 of a period of sickness by a work coach (WC).  

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/339714/response/836093/attach/html/2/2151%20Reply.pdf.html

The Universal Credit Regulations 2013 set out the circumstances when work search and work availability requirements must be lifted for a period of sickness. This is a link to the relevant regulation (regulation 99 (4)) -
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2013/9780111531938/regulation/99

The guidance you ask for on the actions to be taken when a claimant reports a period of sickness is attached for information. The file ‘UCKM – FOI 2151 – Initial actions when a claimant reports sickness’ is for the existing national live service and the file ‘UCFS – health’ is for the full service, which is being rolled out.

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Re: Being ill on the Universal Credit

Post by El-dudeareno on Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:48 pm

Thanks for the posting Absolut Smile . Just one small point if I may, where is says "A claimant can self-report that they are unfit for work for the first seven days.". Does this mean 7x working days (ie: job seeking days, mon-sat), or is it just seven days regardless? scratch
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Re: Being ill on the Universal Credit

Post by Absolut on Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:25 am

It's 7 full days, Monday to Sunday.
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Re: Being ill on the Universal Credit

Post by El-dudeareno on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:45 am

Thanks Absolut, I just didn't want to trip over some 'red-tape', from my confusion.

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