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Do i get reassessed? When will it happen if so?

Marius41
Marius41 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited September 13 in Universal Credit (UC)
Good day everyone.Just a quick topic.I got awarded with LCWRA for 18 months they told me from the job center as I suffer of a mental ilness but in the letter they sent it states no date for reassement even though job center said I will be reassesed then so my question is when is it possible to be reassed or will they reassed me as I have severe mental ilness?is so does anyone know how the reassement will be or look like?as in what do i need to do there ?

Thank you in advance!

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 1,483 Scope online community team
    Hi @Marius41, welcome to Scope community! I'm not hugely knowledgeable about reassessments just yet. I will direct you to our advice pages but they are mostly about helping with the assessments themselves.  Work Capability Assessment | Disability charity Scope UK

    What I can do is I will move this into the UC forum, where people who have very good knowledge of the benefits system will be able to see it more easily.
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,458 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Marius41 - & welcome to the community. Your UC with the LCWRA element will continue until you're reassessed as it's an ongoing award. As there are backlogs, a reassessment is unlikely to happen soon. That's why there's no date in your letter. I'm sorry the job centre incorrectly 'advised' you.
  • Marius41
    Marius41 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Thank you for your help.So this means it can be one year from now until I will reassed or 3 months...also can you please tell me what the reassement look like?i need to fill a form and that s it or will it be over the phone?
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,458 Disability Gamechanger
    It won't be until the end of this year at the earliest, & with all the backlogs this will still delay things.
    You can see the UC50 form here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/985609/uc50-interactive.pdf  If you need an assessment, they're mostly done by phone or video; some people may need a face to face assessment.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Marius41 said:
    Thank you for your help.So this means it can be one year from now until I will reassed or 3 months...also can you please tell me what the reassement look like?i need to fill a form and that s it or will it be over the phone?

    There's no timescales. At the moment they are suspended again until at least the end of the year. When they start back up fully there will be backlogs.

    You will know when it's time for a review if you have access to a journal because you'll receive a letter on there telling you they are referring you. Shortly after that you'll receive the UC50 form in the post. The process for reviews is the same as all other work capability assessments.
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  • Marius41
    Marius41 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    Good evening!I wanted to ask how does the LWCRA asement after filling that form will go?Does anyone knows?will they contact my gp or will i need to go in person or will it be over the phone?
    Any info is welcomed.Thank you!
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,869 Disability Gamechanger
    Marius41 said:
    Good evening!I wanted to ask how does the LWCRA asement after filling that form will go?Does anyone knows?will they contact my gp or will i need to go in person or will it be over the phone?
    Any info is welcomed.Thank you!
    They don't usually contact someone's GP. You should expect to receive an assessment appointment, this will either be by telephone, video call or face-to-face but are mainly completed by telephone. If you would have difficultly with the assessment type given to you then you can phone and change this giving them the reasons. 

    You can also have a paper-based assessment, these are rare and if you do have one it means they have enough information to assess you without seeing you. Worth the mention but as I say these are rare and you should expect and prepare for a normal assessment.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 1,483 Scope online community team
    Hi @Marius41, bg844 already answered many of your queries but I also wanted to signpost you towards this advice page that Scope has on the WCA. It covers the assessments for ESA and UC (LCWRA). 

    Good luck with the assessment when it finally comes around and let us know how you get on :)
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  • Marius41
    Marius41 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
    I will.Thank you for your advice!

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