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Fit for work

fmc79 Community member Posts: 1 Listener

hi, after a work capability assessment I have been classed as fit for work. I am currently employed and getting ssp and osp from my employer. I have been signed off for a few months and have been told I will need an operation under general anaesthetic every six months for 2 years with unknown recovery time.
Im now stuck on what to do as UC are saying I can work. I am also a carer for 2 children (14 & 19) 1 with ASD & DCD and 1 with ASD and type 1 diabetes. Can anyone advise please


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,055 Disability Gamechanger

    You can request the Mandatory Reconsideration on the decision to find you fit for work. You have 1 month from the date of the decision to do that and it can be done on your journal. If the decision doesn't change at this stage you can proceed to Tribunal.

    If you're claiming carers element of UC then you have no work commitments anyway so being found fit for work would be irrelevant as a carer anyway.

    Are you also aware that if you are eventually found to have LCWRA and you claim carers element, the same person can't receive both elements at the same time. In this case only the higher element will be paid, which would be the LCWRA element.

    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.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team

    Sorry to hear that @fmc79. It looks like you've already had some great advice from Poppy about starting a Mandatory Reconsideration, I just wanted to pop in to say hello and welcome you to the community. I hope you'll find our community friendly and helpful 😊 Good luck with your MR if you decide to go ahead with it!

    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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