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How to cancel LCWRA

lolshop Community member Posts: 8 Listener
I recently had some great advice on here regards starting work again after coming to the end of my mental health journey. I have been advised by my work coach to continue my UC claim as I may be entitled to some money despite working and they’ve said they will close the claim after 6 months of nil rewards. 

I’m happy with this as it means should things not work out (touch wood!) I will still be in the system. 

However, I currently receive the work allowance due to my LCWRA which I don’t feel is right as I no longer have the condition that was stopping me from working and I don’t feel I should be entitled to this. 

Can I cancel the LCRWA and still keep the claim open? If so, how? All the info and advice I can find says I will get it until they reassess but I don’t feel I should and I’m worried that the reassessment will show I’m not entitled (rightly so) and I will have to pay back what I’ve received since I recovered. 

Can anyone shed any light please? 


  • Lulu_1949
    Lulu_1949 Community member Posts: 236 Pioneering
    Aww so pleased you are feeling better, good luck in your work
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,582 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you report a change of circumstances and tell them the improvement in your health condition? If you didn't then you should do that. Usually LCWRA will continue until a new decision says otherwise.

    It's good that you're feeling better but looking back at previous threads it was only last month that you posted your other question. I would hate it if your claim ended and things didn't quite work out. (and i'm not saying this will happen)

    Other than that i don't think it's possible just to have the LCWRA element stopped because it's an ongoing award. You can of course close your claim completely by ringing the helpline. 0800 328 5644

    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.
  • lolshop
    lolshop Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks for the advice. I just looked back on the other thread and saw someone commented about the health condition change. I missed that before. 

    I’ll do that and I guess it will either end that part of the award or trigger a reassessment at which point they can cancel it. 

    @poppy123456 I’m a bit nervous of that too. I just don’t feel right receiving the work allowance for LCWRA when my condition has improved so I want to let them know. I guess that’s the difficult thing with mental health - it’s not a case of one day you’re sick and the next day you’re not, it’s a gradual process and can go back and forward so it’s hard to report changes. But if I was assessed today I wouldn’t be awarded so I think I’ll need to go with that.

    thanks again for the advice. 
  • SueHeath
    SueHeath Community member Posts: 12,420 Disability Gamechanger
    Morning @lolshop it's so nice to hear how positive you are at the moment and i wish you well with the new job, hope every think works out for you.


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