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Please help. Does this mean I have not been placed into any of the groups?

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MichelleH
MichelleH Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 31 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi all, 
I recently had a UC WCA and I have received my decision letter. 
Hope someone could explain what it means. 
The letter says;- 
We have decided you do not have limited capability for work and may be able to do some type of work. 

Does this mean I have not been placed into any of the groups? It’s so confusing. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,134 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 31
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    I'm afraid you have been found fit for work, so not been placed into either of the groups.

    If you disagree with the decision and think you should have been found to have either LCW or LCWRA then you can request the Mandatory Reconsideration. (MR) You can do this on your journal, if you have access to one. If not then you should put it in writing. You need to state which group you think you should be placed into and your reasons why. You have 1 month from the date of the decision. 

    Have you taken a look at the descriptors for each of the groups to see if any of them apply to you? If you haven't then you can see them here..

    LCW https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work

    LCWRA here https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work-related-activity
    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.
  • MichelleH
    MichelleH Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi Poppy 

    This is what I had thought but had read somewhere else that being found fit for work could only be decided after a face to face assessment. 
    My assessment was by phone. 

    Should I keep sending fit notes while I ask for a mandatory reconsideration. 

    Thank you for your advice it’s much appreciated. 

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,134 Disability Gamechanger
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    What you read no longer applies as the rules were changed during the pandemic due to telephone assessments. When face to face assessments started back again, they never changed the rules back. 

    No further fit notes will be accepted so you don't need to send anymore. 
    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.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Hi @MichelleH and welcome to the community.

    I understand there can be some confusion with what the notes mean as information on the internet can sometimes be out of date.  But I can see Poppy is helping you with the facts. :)


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  • Dan88
    Dan88 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
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    @MichelleH hi, what happened in the end? Exact same situation I’m so stressed. Any advice? Thanks 
  • MichelleH
    MichelleH Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    @Dan88 Hi, I intend to ask for a mandatory reconsideration. I’m not finished my letter yet as it is stressful trying to gather more evidence and know what to include in the letter. 
    It is a bit of a shock to fail the wca, I had to take a few days to let it sink in. Have you asked for a reconsideration yet. 
  • Dan88
    Dan88 Community member Posts: 24 Listener
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    @MichelleH hi Michelle. Thanks for replying. Exactly this! I am so shocked been on it for 3 years never had an issue have had assessments previously over the phone and all ok. Stressful but polite. The last man was so un empathetic. Then the decision maker called and said is everything the same? And not to worry, just to make sure I am receiving the correct amount.. decision will be made in 24 hours.. 40 mins later decision I’m fit for work based on physical stuff like walking? And eyesight? I have severe depression and anxiety! I can’t sleep over this! I don’t know where to start, I’m going to have to do the MR form. They don’t understand how this worries people 

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