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LCWRA & Self-Employed

LunaDorothy Community member Posts: 1 Listener

I’m on LCWRA & I’ve told the Job Centre that I’ve become self-employed. They’ve asked me to attend an appointment called “gateway intervention” where they test is if I’m gainfully self-employed or not.

I already know I’m not gainfully self-employed because I have LCWRA. 

And I also know that I’m not expected to attend appointments……

A friend tells me her daughter has LCWRA & is self-employed and has to attend regular appointments at the Job Centre. But I know this is wrong.

You can’t argue with these Job Centre people because they often don’t listen, does anyone know if you can bring an advocate with you to appointments and know who offers such things? I’m sick of going in circles with the Job Centre! 



  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,867 Disability Gamechanger
    You will not need to attend any further appointments after the first one. Everyone needs to attend this appointment when they first become self employed, even those that have LCWRA. 

    Yes you can take someone with you when attending. 
    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.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 5,985 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @LunaDorothy

    Welcome to the community! :) I hope the appointment goes well! Exciting to hear you have become self employed! What did you decide to do? 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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