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TOPIC: WRAG First Meeting & Holidays

WRAG First Meeting & Holidays 5 months 1 week ago #221140

I received a letter today asking me to attend my fist meeting with my work coach this Thurs 16 Nov at 11 am.

My questions are as follows:-
1) I am unable to attend any appointments in the morning because of my health condition and the earliest I can manage is 2 pm. My WCA and Tribunal Hearing all took this into account and were scheduled accordingly at 2 pm.
Can I ask for the meeting to be rescheduled accordingly and will it be considered to be a " good reason"?

2) I had made plans to go and stay with my friend, outside London, from tomorrow evening for 3 weeks as I live alone and severely depressed. I am awaiting appointment from IAPT.
My friend is coming to collect me as I am unable to get there by myself.
Can I tell the JobCentre to defer the appointment for 3 weeks as I will be away from home/ on holiday or will I be sanctioned for not attending?

WRAG First Meeting & Holidays 5 months 1 week ago #221157

18BG

1. Yes, this would be a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act.

2. You can only ask.

Gordon

WRAG First Meeting & Holidays 5 months 6 days ago #221218

Success!

Phoned DWP this am and requested change of time and postponement.

Both agreed without fuss! In fact first meeting for WRAG has been postponed for 2 months on account of my current mental health.

Thanks for your guidance.
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