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Pip lcwra and work

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Carlab82
Carlab82 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I am currently receiving PIP and I also work. I have just had to reduce my hours to 19 from full time as I have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Can I claim LCWRA as well as pip and working 19 hours 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,236 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA isn’t a benefit on its own, it’s part of Universal Credit. Whether there’s any entitlement will totally depend on your circumstances. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 you’re excluded from claiming. If you live with a partner you’ll need to claim as a couple. 

    You can use a benefits calculator to check entitlement. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator
    If it shows some entertainment when you claim you will need to report your health condition, supported by a fit note within 7 days. You must continue to send them without any gaps until a decision is made on your work capability assessment. Claiming PIP doesn’t automatically entitle you to LCWRA. 
    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.
  • Carlab82
    Carlab82 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    I already claim universal credit with my husband but I work 3 days a week so I’m getting confused with regards to the sick note because my doctor won’t give me one because I am working 3 days a week now not 5 as I physically can’t do it.  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,236 Disability Gamechanger
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    Providing fit notes is part of the work capability assessment process. You can also ask the follow professionals for a fit note… nurse, occupational therapist, pharmacist or physiotherapist. 
    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.
  • Carlab82
    Carlab82 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Oh I see.would I have to produce these indefinitely or just until I find out if I’m awarded it or not.  I will speak to my doctors about it thank you for the help. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,236 Disability Gamechanger
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    Until a decision is made on your work capability assessment. 
    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.
  • Carlab82
    Carlab82 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you so much for the advice.  

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