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LCWRA Reassment?

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curioushounds
curioushounds Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello, I was awarded LCWRA almost 12 months ago and have been told I'm due for reassessment. I've read many comments here saying the reassessments are currently suspended? 
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  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
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    Who said you have to be reassessed?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. As you've read on many other threads, as far as i'm aware they are still suspended. The timescales they give are nothing more than a guide.

    When it's time for your review you'll receive a letter on your journal (if you have access to one) telling you they are referring you. You will then receive the form in the post shortly after that.
    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.
  • curioushounds
    curioushounds Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    life said:
    Who said you have to be reassessed?
    I had a missed call from UC, I logged into my journal to find a message asking for permission to speak to my doctor regarding my health condition, I asked why and was told that my LCWRA was awarded for 14 months and it was due for review. 

    LCWRA is an ongoing award until a new decision says otherwise. As you've read on many other threads, as far as i'm aware they are still suspended. The timescales they give are nothing more than a guide.

    When it's time for your review you'll receive a letter on your journal (if you have access to one) telling you they are referring you. You will then receive the form in the post shortly after that.
    Yeah it seems they have started them up, at least for me, now I have to go through this nerve-wrecking process again  :'(
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not awarded for 14 months though because it's an ongoing award. It has no end date.
    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.
  • curioushounds
    curioushounds Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    It's not awarded for 14 months though because it's an ongoing award. It has no end date.
    Yes I know, it's a 'guide'. Well it seems for me they have used the guide of 14 months to the day and initiated a WCA as soon as it reached the 14 months. So yes LCWCA reviews are started again it seems.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    They don't usually contact anyone in this way before a referral is made. When it's time for your review they will need to refer you for another work capability assessment. Once they do this you will recieve a letter on your journal to tell you and you'll then receive the forms in the post shortly after that.
    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.
  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    Oh damn , so it seems they have started again ! 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh no @paries1! Is this something you are experiencing at the moment?  :(
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  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    Oh no @paries1! Is this something you are experiencing at the moment?  :(
    Hi , no I haven’t been sent a reassessment form yet , but it seems they have started up for some people so I’m expecting a form any day now 😬
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    paries1 said:
    Oh no @paries1! Is this something you are experiencing at the moment?  :(
    Hi , no I haven’t been sent a reassessment form yet , but it seems they have started up for some people so I’m expecting a form any day now 😬

    If it's UC you're claiming then as i advised you will know when it's time for your review because of my advice here.

    When it's time for your review you'll receive a letter on your journal (if you have access to one) telling you they are referring you. You will then receive the form in the post shortly after that.
    You won't just receive the form without them doing this. Even if they have started (and i'm not convinced) there will be backlogs anyway so it doesn't mean you'll receive the form any day now.

    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.
  • madmaddden
    madmaddden Community member Posts: 37 Connected
    edited May 2023
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    I had a missed call from UC, I logged into my journal to find a message asking for permission to speak to my doctor regarding my health condition, I asked why and was told that my LCWRA was awarded for 14 months and it was due for review.
    Given the pressures in Primary Care (Trying to get a GP appointment round here is long drawn out or even impossible) I'm not sure GPs have anywhere near the time to speak for 10 minutes or so to any "UC" type person or other health professionals linked with them. If you get an UC50 form that would be newsworthy though.
  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    paries1 said:
    Oh no @paries1! Is this something you are experiencing at the moment?  :(
    Hi , no I haven’t been sent a reassessment form yet , but it seems they have started up for some people so I’m expecting a form any day now 😬

    If it's UC you're claiming then as i advised you will know when it's time for your review because of my advice here.

    When it's time for your review you'll receive a letter on your journal (if you have access to one) telling you they are referring you. You will then receive the form in the post shortly after that.
    You won't just receive the form without them doing this. Even if they have started (and i'm not convinced) there will be backlogs anyway so it doesn't mean you'll receive the form any day now.

    Thanks poppy . 
    I’m always looking at the worst case scenario so in my mind I’ll be receiving the form in the next few weeks , I hope not and I hope to be left alone until sand if year early next year . 
    Also I checked my UC payments and I’ve got the increase with my payment this week , an extra £69 :) 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    paries1 said:
    paries1 said:
    Oh no @paries1! Is this something you are experiencing at the moment?  :(
    Hi , no I haven’t been sent a reassessment form yet , but it seems they have started up for some people so I’m expecting a form any day now 😬

    If it's UC you're claiming then as i advised you will know when it's time for your review because of my advice here.

    When it's time for your review you'll receive a letter on your journal (if you have access to one) telling you they are referring you. You will then receive the form in the post shortly after that.
    You won't just receive the form without them doing this. Even if they have started (and i'm not convinced) there will be backlogs anyway so it doesn't mean you'll receive the form any day now.

    Thanks poppy . 
    I’m always looking at the worst case scenario so in my mind I’ll be receiving the form in the next few weeks , I hope not and I hope to be left alone until sand if year early next year . 
    Also I checked my UC payments and I’ve got the increase with my payment this week , an extra £69 :) 

    I agree it is quite stressful at the thought of more reviews. I try my hardest not to think about them. Glad you have the extra in your payment this week too. My daughter will also see her extra amount this month.
    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.
  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    paries1 said:
    paries1 said:
    Oh no @paries1! Is this something you are experiencing at the moment?  :(
    Hi , no I haven’t been sent a reassessment form yet , but it seems they have started up for some people so I’m expecting a form any day now 😬

    If it's UC you're claiming then as i advised you will know when it's time for your review because of my advice here.

    When it's time for your review you'll receive a letter on your journal (if you have access to one) telling you they are referring you. You will then receive the form in the post shortly after that.
    You won't just receive the form without them doing this. Even if they have started (and i'm not convinced) there will be backlogs anyway so it doesn't mean you'll receive the form any day now.

    Thanks poppy . 
    I’m always looking at the worst case scenario so in my mind I’ll be receiving the form in the next few weeks , I hope not and I hope to be left alone until sand if year early next year . 
    Also I checked my UC payments and I’ve got the increase with my payment this week , an extra £69 :) 

    I agree it is quite stressful at the thought of more reviews. I try my hardest not to think about them. Glad you have the extra in your payment this week too. My daughter will also see her extra amount this month.
    I hope they haven’t started up yet . 
    Is there ever anything official by DWP etc to say they’ve started up again ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's no official announcements.
    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.
  • robjgr1
    robjgr1 Community member Posts: 16 Connected
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    Does the info about all this go on the .gov site under benefits?   I guess we will find out this week.
  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    There's no official announcements.
    Ok , thank you . If they have restarted I’m sure we’ll hear of more reassessments soon . 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    robjgr1 said:
    Does the info about all this go on the .gov site under benefits?   I guess we will find out this week.
    If you’re referring to WCA reviews then no there will not be any information about those on the website. Find out what this week? 
    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.
  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 315 Pioneering
    edited May 2023
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    I've also had had this message today on my journal, about contacting my GP- they didn't try to call as they've stated. 



    My last WCA was October 2018 with a review date of October 2020, I know for sure that was deferred to October 2022, after that I didn't bother contacting them for the date on the system (and yes I know it's only ever a guide).

    I also get NS ESA and I can't recall if UC asked for my GP information when I applied. 

    I will phone them tomorrow with the information requested.

    But I'm generally assuming this a pre cursor to the formal reassessment process starting. 
  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    Thanks for sharing this.
    I think you’re correct is saying this is probs a pre cursor to reassessments starting up. Oh damn , I though they’d leave us alone for the rest of the year 😬

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