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Limited Capability For Work
@BenefitsTrainingCo, hello, I am new to the group, and reasonably new to the world of claiming/entitlement to benefits. I am currently signed off sick (just submitted a six month 'fit' note) whilst claiming Universal Credit. I was initially made unfit for work (given a 'fit' note) by my GP in January of this year. I was told then by jobcentre that, if I was found to have LCW or LCWWRA at the Work Capability Assessment (which I was told would be after 13 weeks "or so", but no signs yet) I would get an increase in weekly amount of benefit. Now, I am being told by an advocate from our social landlord that they stopped this in April of this year, and that, even though I was an existing claimant, with a 'fit' note submitted prior to the cut off date of April 3rd 2017, that I will not get the increase; the 'welfare advisor' at a group I attend says that is wrong and that I will receive the extra component. I cant find anything online which states clearly yes or no, and was wondering if you could shed any light on the matter please?