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ronaldo89
ronaldo89 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
edited February 21 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi all, would appreciate some advice please. I was awarded pip a few weeks ago due to my health conditions, and have now recieved a text message stating the following 

Remember your Work Capability Assessment is taking place by phone on 22/02/2024. Please be available between 13:00 PM and 16:00 PM for this call. Failure to attend may affect your benefit. Please check your appointment letter for full details of your assessment.

I havnt recieved any letter for an appointment. I started my universal credit claim in November as was previously in the LCWRA group but I started a new claim when I moved address and lost my element for this (silly I know, I didn't realise I could have just done a change in circumstances) but this brings me on to a few questions, the last time I had a Work Capabilty Assessment I was asked to fill out a UC50 FORM with my health situation and provide medical evidence. I havnt been asked to do so, neither have they sent me an appointment letter. All i have recieved is this sms. Just tried to call them but phone-line is closed on the weekend.

Am I able to request the assessment to be recorded? Is it normal that I havnt been asked to fill out a form? How will they know about my health conditions without one? Will they use the form from my previous claim?

Thanks in advance for your replies 

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,213 Scope online community team
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    Hi @ronaldo89, sorry you haven't had any replies on this so far. Have you managed to contact anyone about this today to get things cleared up?
    Rosie (she/her)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,134 Disability Gamechanger
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    As you’ve already been found to have LCWRA then you shouldn’t have to go through another WCA. 

    I’m surprised the system actually let you make another claim when you already had a claim open. When you started a new claim did you keep the same assessment periods? I would have expected you to keep the same ones and the same payment dates. 
    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.

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