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Receiving PIP enhanced daily living rate,.have to have WCA assessment also - why?

suziejane Community member Posts: 1 Listener

I have just been awarded PIP enhanced daily living rate, and also have ongoing claim with universal credit, been off sick since October 2022, due to health related issues, mental and physical, and type 2 diabetes, which I was diagnosed in 2021. The reason I probably got enhanced daily living component, because of way my mental health is at the moment, which makes every other task I find difficult to start/complete, physically and mentally on a daily basis, is enough to stop me from functioning normally and leaving my home to do any sort of work. I was awarded enhanced PIP on this basis, so why do I have to go through the same interview, with exactly the same questions as I have answered with PIP to show how my health issues may stop me functioning normally mentally/physically on a day to day basis, which would prevent me from looking for or starting a job. I do not understand this at all, I have already said how my health is and to what degree. Allow what I have said to DWP is self explanatory, despite them being two separate departments, it still amounts to the same conclusion medically, since completing the WCA form, I have been prescribed more medication for my depression, and another to Try and control my diabetes, my depression is no better, and I have been under a lot of stress due to other issues in my life, which is obviously making everything worse.  Why do have to complete 2 forms, go through 2 assessments which the questions are the same, and have the same objective and outcome.  Only difference would be going through WCA assessment and the assessor saying I am fit for work related training or work, when clearly I am not, because that is all that would be a different outcome for going all through the same questions/assessments, unnecessary stress, when my life is already too stressful.  When it is tje same governing body the DWP, this does not seem fair or right


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,552 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s because they are both completely different benefits with different criteria. 

    PIP has nothing to do with your ability to work and claiming this doesn’t automatically entitle you to LCWRA for UC. 

    Everyone has to go through the same process so you’re not alone with this. 
    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.


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