Paige E on 15 April 2021
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Q. If you're on benefits, have you felt pushed into work? If you're in paid employment, what’s it been like for you?
I volunteer in a benefits advice office so I’m allowed off work search for that time. So if I do three days in the office I only have to show proof of work search for the other two days. I do still have to attend my work focus interviews. I also suffer from fibromyalgia as does my work coach so I’m very lucky that she understands some days aren’t good for me. I’ve never been threatened with sanctions. In saying that none of this applies at the moment because of covid. My work coach has rang me once in October and that’s been it during the whole of covid.
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