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Much needed advice

Vonnie13
Vonnie13 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited February 4 in Universal Credit (UC)
I'm wondering if someone could give me some much needed advice. I have worked for the same company for well over 20 years roughly 25 hours per week. Until last year I was relatively fit and well, but sadly my health has become an issue. I firstly reduced ,my hours down to 16 and now I can manage only 12. I've been handing fit notes in and claim Universal Credit. I completed a limited capability assessment via telephone 28/9/23 and heard no more until I asked my job coach 2 weeks ago. I was then rang the next day and a decision was made within 2 hours, saying I was capable of looking for work, even though I already do. Yesterday I was told a UCD35 form is on its way for me to complete. Is it just another repeat of what I have already reported. This whole nightmare seems never ending. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,670 Scope online community team
    edited February 4
    Hey @Vonnie13, welcome to our community :) I'm not bringing up much information about a UCD35 form. There is the UC35 letter that I believe is sent out after 28 days of consecutive sick notes, which then leads to a UC50 form and a workplace assessment. Which very much sounds similar to what you've already gone through. 

    At least, that's what I've seen from looking around, I know there are people far more knowledgeable about this so I'll move this over to our Universal Credit section :)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,807 Disability Gamechanger
    Jimm is correct, a UCD35 is a letter they upload onto your journal to tell you they have referred you for a work capability assessment. A few days later you will receive another UC50 form in the post. 

    Did you report changes to your health condition or even a new health condition? This is what would prompt them to refer you again for another WCA.

    When you were found fit for work did you challenge that decision by first requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration? 
    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.
  • Vonnie13
    Vonnie13 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you both. Yes I asked why it took over four months for someone to ask the same questions to be told they had either misplaced or lost my notes. So gave my info again to a young woman who was totally uninterested. Said I would find out their decision that same day. Soon as o heard I asked that same day for my mandatory reconsideration. I have had further diagnoses since September so I have added further health changes. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,807 Disability Gamechanger
    The only issue you have now because you've reported changes is that any new decision will overrule the MR or Tribunal decision for your previous decision. 


    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.
  • Vonnie13
    Vonnie13 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you so much. 

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