Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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pollynana
pollynana Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I have received LCWRA for around 2 years now and I also receive standard living and mobility rates of PIP. I have begun to start studying beauty part-time and really hope to build it into a career. I'm very scared of even starting part-time work as I'm concerned my UC will be cut dramatically and then I will most likely fall ill again and not be able to afford my living costs. I really do want to begin part-time work but as the rules around LCWRA are so vague I'm just afraid to even try which is really affecting my mental health.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,915 Disability Gamechanger
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    People do work while claiming UC and LCWRA as there's no maximum amount of hours you can work when claiming UC. You will have the work allowance, which means a certain amount of earnings received each month will be ignored before the 55% deductions apply.

    If you claim for help with any rent your work allowance will be £344/month, if you don't it will be £573/month. If you do start working you will need to report a change of circumstances and tell them you're working.

    If the work you do contradicts the reasons why you were found to have LCWRA then it can go against you when you're next reviewed.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • pollynana
    pollynana Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    I just wanted to add a warm welcome @pollynana. It is great to see you have joined us.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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