Will I still receive LCWRA if I'm classed as medically retired?

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kane1994
kane1994 Community member Posts: 108 Contributor
edited June 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi

I'm looking to get a letter from my doctor confirming I can't work anymore to get access to my pension early if I do get the letter will I still receive my limited capability to work and work related activity award even though I'll be medically retired if I get the letter. 

Regards 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    Any pension you receive will reduce your UC £1 for £1. For this reason i don't see the point in receiving any pension at this stage.
  • kane1994
    kane1994 Community member Posts: 108 Contributor
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    Hi the full pension pot is only 3500 so it wouldn't affect it as its less than 6k and a lot less than 16k?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    A lump sum drawn down is classed as capital. If this brings your total savings to less than £6,000 it doesn't affect your UC.

    Monthly/weekly income is classed as other income and will reduce it £1 for £1.
  • kane1994
    kane1994 Community member Posts: 108 Contributor
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    Hi I dont have any savings and it won't bring it over to 6k so I'll still be able to get my full uc? 
  • kane1994
    kane1994 Community member Posts: 108 Contributor
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    The only money I'd have would be the 3,500 no savings 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    It won’t affect your UC. 
  • kane1994
    kane1994 Community member Posts: 108 Contributor
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    Thank you will I still get my lcwra as well even though I'd be classed as retired? 
  • kane1994
    kane1994 Community member Posts: 108 Contributor
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    Limited capability to work and work related activity award 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    The LCWRA is part of UC and as I advised it won’t be affected.