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laney1970
laney1970 Community member Posts: 87 Connected
Hello I've just received my uc assessment letter and they have decided I will go in the limited capability work group now, it was a review, I've asked for it to be looked at again, will I receive any extra money also my uc is from 8th of August to the 8th of September I got the assessment letter yesterday so will I still get the disability part or not 

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  • Ray212
    Ray212 Community member Posts: 345 Pioneering
    edited September 2023
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    If you are in the LCW group, there is no extra money for that.

    That being said I am far from an expert and it may depend on other things so hopefully someone with a lot more knowledge will be able to give better info
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @laney1970

    How are you today?

    If you are in the Limited Capability Work group there is no extra financial element to that award. When asked for it to be looked at again, do you mean Mandatory Reconsideration? 
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  • laney1970
    laney1970 Community member Posts: 87 Connected
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    Yes mandatory reconsideration, also I thought that if you was getting the benefit before 2017 then you would still get some money or as that changed now
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think if it was you were awarded LCW before 4th April 2017 that there was an extra financial element for. Good luck with the MR! Keeping everything crossed for you :) 
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  • laney1970
    laney1970 Community member Posts: 87 Connected
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    Thank you so much I will let you know the outcome x
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    @laney1970 you said it was a reassessment so if your claim for UC or ESA started before 2017 I'm pretty sure you still get the element for LCW. UC might not have all the information they need to see that though so it could be a fight to get <3 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    ''A claimant with a health condition or disability who makes a claim for Universal Credit on or after 3 April 2017, and who is found to have limited capability for work following a WCA, will not get any additional payment of Universal Credit.

    Some claimants will not be affected by the change. This includes:

    • existing claimants who are getting the limited capability for work payment in Universal Credit before 3 April 2017
    • existing Universal Credit claimants who make a claim before 3 April 2017 on the grounds of having a health condition or disability and are later found to have limited capability for work following a WCA
    • existing Universal Credit claimants who were found to have limited capability for work and work-related activity before 3 April 2017 and who, following a further WCA on review on or after 3 April 2017, are then assessed as having limited capability for work
    • existing claimants who made their claim to Universal Credit before 3 April 2017 and are found fit for work, who request a mandatory reconsideration or appeal and are then found to have limited capability for work
    • existing Universal Credit claimants who were receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) immediately before they claimed UC and their ESA claim was made before 3 April 2017 and who have not been found fit for work
    • existing Universal Credit claimants who were getting ESA immediately before they claimed UC and their ESA claim was made before 3 April 2017, who are found fit for work, but after requesting a mandatory reconsideration or appeal are then found to have limited capability for work''

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