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work focused interview

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by carmadrob, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. carmadrob

    carmadrob Type 1 · Newbie

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    let me start by saying hello, ive been a type 1 for 25yrs, im 53 now. ive got ckd stage 4 with a filtration of 19, ive got bad
    neuropathy in my feet along with the usual balance issues etc, the ckd makes me very tited and weak and sick , out of breath etc, ive also got thyroid problems along with deppresion.i have also lost hypo awarness, i went for a medical for the dwp and was put into work group, i have my first back to work focused interview today and worried, does anyone have any advice please, thank you
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    I had that. They ask questions about what jobs you would like to do and what qualifications you have. Be honest and say if you will have problems working.
     
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    carmadrob Type 1 · Newbie

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    thanks for that, cant see anyone wanting to employ someone who might have a hypo at anytime, cant be safe. my wife looks after me in that respect.
     
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    carmadrob Type 1 · Newbie

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    update, i went to my first wfi at the jobcentre and lady said its not her job to reconsider but agreed that i should ring and ask for a mandatory reconsidaration, i did ring and again told to fill out a new esa50 form and enclose documents to back up claim. just to recap- i went to my review medical and was told it would be a trained profesional in my ilness, turns out she was a physio, anyway that was xmas time, i never heard anything untill recently and that was the jobcentre telling me about the wfi, they said i must of got a decision letter but i never got one and in this letter it supose to explain you have a time limit to ask for a mandatory recosidaration, just dont know who to turn to, can anyone help, thanks
     
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