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TOPIC: On Incapacity Benefit

On Incapacity Benefit 8 years 7 months ago #39063

  • helchis
Hi im on Incapacity Benefit and my partner is lsong thier job on xmas eve.i dont feel ready to get back to work yet,but feel bad i cant go out to work to support us,i phoned up one job to see how i felt about trying and to be honest it scared me and made me feel worse for days.i suffer from severe deppresion and anxiety.im worried that i gave my name to the company who where advistising the job.could i get in trouble or lose my benefit if the dwp find out.
thanks for any advice

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Re:On Incapacity Benefit 8 years 7 months ago #39072

Hi Helchis,

You really have no need to worry, 'phoning up to enquire about a job will not have any effect on your Incapacity Benefit.

Sorry to hear your partner is losing their job on Christmas Eve. Make sure they 'phone their local JobCentre Plus as they should be eligible to claim Jobseekers Allowance.

Also, not a bad idea to 'phone the Benefits Enquiry Line on 0800 882200, who can check out to see if you're receiving all the benefits you're entitled to.

Good luck.

Jim

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Re:On Incapacity Benefit 8 years 7 months ago #39122

  • RachelPotter
Hi Helchis, don't worry too much about enquiring about the job.

I suffer with depression and anxiety but was enstilled with a strong Protestant work ethic by my parents.

Every few months I ring up for job application forms and then go completely to bits when the forms arrive.

I hope everything works out for you and your wife.

Best wishes,
Rachel

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Re:On Incapacity Benefit 8 years 7 months ago #39435

  • helchis
Thanks for advice

Helenna

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