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Hi, my name is sue15!

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sue15
sue15 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi Everyone I'm new on here. I would appreciate some help. Earlier this year I was awarded Lcwra but due to staying at home it started to have an impact on my mental health. I was very lucky to find a little job in a care home but unfortunately it hasn't turned out to be as suitable as I thought and has actually made me worse. Can I just stop working or do I need to get fit notes again?
Thank you.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA is part of UC. Are you still claiming UC? if not when did that stop exactly?

    If you're still claiming UC with the LCWRA element then you can just stop working without any sanctions to your UC.
    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.
  • sue15
    sue15 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Yes still getting uc. Are you sure I can just stop? Do I need to let uc know via journal?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, you will need to report the changes and tell them you're no longer working. It won't affect your UC in a bad way because you've already been found to have LCWRA so no fit notes are needed. Of course will be receive less money in total each month because there will be no earnings.
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @sue15, welcome to the Scope online community! I'm sorry to hear the job didn't work out for you, but it's good that you realised it was putting you in a worse position and stopped. I've seen people keep trying to push on and put themselves in a much worse position, hopefully you'll now have some time to recouperate.

    Poppy has already answered your questions on UC already, but do let us know if you have any other issues!
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