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TOPIC: forced to attend an information session

forced to attend an information session 5 years 11 months ago #72719

hello

can i just clarify something. for those of us who are in wrag with a 6 month prognosis like myself, am i right in saying that apart from the 6 WFI i must attend, i am now also going to be forced to attend an information session about the work programme?
& where before i could have volunteered for the work programme, i am now to be automatically enrolled onto it?
is the work programme the "work-related" activity i must do?
what type of work-related activties are we being made to do?
will i be out painting school railings, or planting & gardening on our roundabouts?
this sounds like community service, im so scared!

Also i have appealed, can i be made to do this while in the appel process?

many thanks

martin

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Re:forced to attend an information session 5 years 11 months ago #72721

  • Gordon
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Martin

Work Related activity covers a multitude of sins with the exception of you actually having to seek work.

However, with the introduction of the Work Programme, much of this activity has now been passed to the DWP's Work partners.

See the following FAQ

Do I have to attend WFIs while I appeal?

Gordon

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Re:forced to attend an information session 5 years 11 months ago #72835

  • paula
Hi Martin,
It said they other day if you are in the wrag you have to go to an information session about the work programme, it is a bit of a grey area. Just read the faq's and the advisors are not supposed to be referring the claimaint to the work programme if you are appealing to go into the support group, but it is worth checking if it helps by giving them a call and seeing what they say and explaining that you are not happy with your decision, that you are appealing and see what is said. Good luck with it and thinking of you.

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