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If I get found to have LCWRA will my sanction be lifted

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duelpro2
duelpro2 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I haven't actually been sanctioned yet but I know I will be in a couple of days as I am refusing to attend weekly appointments due to my condition. My question is, if I get sanctioned and am later awarded LCWRA, will my sanctioned be lifted and my payments be backdated to include the dates that I was sanctioned for, or will that money be lost? Thanks.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    The sanction will be lifted and they will pay anything they owe you. Have you asked for telephone appointments as a reasonable adjustment? Explain to your work coach about your health condition and why you're finding it difficult to attend appointments in person.
    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.
  • duelpro2
    duelpro2 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    The sanction will be lifted and they will pay anything they owe you. Have you asked for telephone appointments as a reasonable adjustment? Explain to your work coach about your health condition and why you're finding it difficult to attend appointments in person.
    My appointments are by telephone but unfortunately I also suffer telephone phobia as well meaning that weekly appointments by phone will still cause me mental distress, I tried explaining this to them but they tell me that the appointments are mandatory whilst my mandatory reconsideration is in process.
  • dylan89
    dylan89 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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    @duelpro2 even with lwrca you still have to attend appointments it’s a welfare appointment that’s all lwrca uc appointment are for they are usually over the phone as I’ve just been awarded lwrca as of today if you were sanctioned before getting awarded lwrca you might not get the sanction lifted 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    dylan89 said:
    @duelpro2 even with lwrca you still have to attend appointments it’s a welfare appointment that’s all lwrca uc appointment are for they are usually over the phone as I’ve just been awarded lwrca as of today if you were sanctioned before getting awarded lwrca you might not get the sanction lifted 

    That's not correct. When found to have LCWRA you do not need to attend any appointment, this is referring to work related activity.
    The sanction should not apply from the assessment period in which the changes were reported.
    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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