ESA Jobcentre Interview

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ESA Jobcentre Interview

Postby rainbows » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:50 pm

Hi, can anyone shed any light on what to expect at my first interview coming up, I've been placed in the WRAG group (am appealing just waiting on SAR and Mandatory Reconsideration) I just wondered what things I will be asked at the interview and do I need to take any medical evidence with me ? If anyone can help, then thank you x
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Re: ESA Jobcentre Interview

Postby denys » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:49 pm

Im not sure sorry, but I would imagine they will ask about your experiences and what you are qualified to do, maybe what help you think you will need to enable you to get a job. So it wont hurt to take any evidence you have to show that you are too unwell to consider working at the moment and to show you are waiting for reconsideration :fingerscrossed: it all works out for you :-D :-D

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Re: ESA Jobcentre Interview

Postby fibro-lu » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:49 pm


I had one interview, we went through many questions (like Lisa) and because I was written off by GP I got a phone call each month
when the sick note run out I got another for a year and now the monthly phone call continues

at the time of the interview I wasn't aware about the "signing", so I signed
there was a campaign "don't sign" around but vanished
I am not sure if I would have signed if I would have known at the time that it is "optional"/that I can refuse
when I questioned what it is he wanted me to sign and that I first wanted to read everything, the chap got a bit pushy
apparently I had to sign what we spoke about and that we spoke about "the ground rules" and what they expect from me etc

can't remember much, it was very draining

but because I am off sick I don't have to take part in any activities

hope that helps
all the best :cow-wave: Lu
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