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TOPIC: How Many WFI's?

Re:How Many WFI's? 7 years 8 months ago #66854

  • bro58
qashqai wrote:

Hi all:)

I recently moved from IB to ESA after being on IB for 12 years and have a question regarding the frequency and number of WFI's I have to attend.

My first interview was last week, not an enjoyable experience as I thought the adviser was too pushy, like she wanted a result no matter what.
My health issues are Angina, high blood pressure and deep depression, at times almost to suicidal levels.

During the interview, I asked how many how many interviews I would have to attend, as, to be honest, I hate meeting people and find it very uncomfortable.

I was told that the interviews were unlimited, and if she wanted, I could be made to attend every day, though my next one is in 2 weeks time.

Tried looking on DirectGov and numerous other government sites, but, cannot find anywhere where it states how many.
Doing a search on this forum, it appears to be 6 interviews, is that right?

As an aside, I am yet another one who did not have to attend the medical, but got put in the workgroup.
The other downside is I am on contribution based ESA (from 2 August 2011) and will lose the benefit totally as my wife works full time.
Will probably lose my car as well when PIP rears it's ugly head

Disabled people, the new lepers of society :angry:

Thanks for a smashing site with lots of good info :)

Steve


Hi,

Similar situation here :

www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/1913/

bro58

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Re:How Many WFI's? 7 years 8 months ago #66855

Hi,

Similar situation here :

www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/1913/

bro58


Yes I saw that. Quite worrying really. I think we're going to see more and more of these examples. 'watch this space' as they say.

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Re:How Many WFI's? 7 years 8 months ago #66860

  • RachelPotter

The Pathways to Work intensive Work Focused Interview regime dictates that five further Work Focused Interviews are conducted, but advisers will have the flexibility to conduct the subsequent 5 mandatory WFIs over a maximum period of 12 months based on the individual needs of the customer. Each mandatory WFi must be at least 2 weeks apart and all 5 interviews conducted within 12 months of the customer being placed in the WRAG. The first Work Focused Interview with Jobcentre Plus should be between week 9 and week 13 of the customer’s claim. The first provider WFI must take place one month at least two weeks after this.


I am going to print this out and pin it to my chest when I have my 2nd WFI. I guess I had my first ages ago while in the assessment phase and I'm damned if they are going to slip in an extra one!

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Re:How Many WFI's? 7 years 8 months ago #66861

Fedup wrote:

The Pathways to Work intensive Work Focused Interview regime dictates that five further Work Focused Interviews are conducted, but advisers will have the flexibility to conduct the subsequent 5 mandatory WFIs over a maximum period of 12 months based on the individual needs of the customer. Each mandatory WFi must be at least 2 weeks apart and all 5 interviews conducted within 12 months of the customer being placed in the WRAG. The first Work Focused Interview with Jobcentre Plus should be between week 9 and week 13 of the customer’s claim. The first provider WFI must take place one month at least two weeks after this.


I am going to print this out and pin it to my chest when I have my 2nd WFI. I guess I had my first ages ago while in the assessment phase and I'm damned if they are going to slip in an extra one!

Ummmm, Pathways to Work finished on 31/3/11 and was replaced by the Work Programme fron 1/6/11.

Sorry :(

Gordon

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Re:How Many WFI's? 7 years 8 months ago #66867

  • RachelPotter
Thanks Gordon, forgot about that! :(

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