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Universal credit extra payments for limited work

galowogalowo Member Posts: 41 Connected
i was asked to attend a f2f and my doctor wrote me a brief letter which they emailed to the health assessment centre. 

I rang ant today and they advised me that I wont have to go the centre now and it’s sorted out but couldn’t go into detail as they are no dwp

im confused now, and very anxious as I’m scared they are going to make me start the whole process again

Do they back date payments for sickness claims on UC? ( I am already claiming it) 


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You can't be found fit for work without a face to face assessment so i wouldn't worry too much. Some people do have a paper based assessment, it's rare but it does happen.  You can ask for a copy of the assessment report on your online journal or ring UC and ask. Good luck.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • galowogalowo Member Posts: 41 Connected
    Hi Poppy,

    lovely name btw 

    thank you for your help..

    so I can not be found fit for work? Aw that’s a relief 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks and you're welcome. Nope, you can't be found fit for work without a face to face assessment.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • galowogalowo Member Posts: 41 Connected
    Can you be found fit to look for work? I believe there are two groups ? I’m useless
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You can be placed into either of the groups LCW or LCWRA but can't be found fit for work without a face to face assessment.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • galowogalowo Member Posts: 41 Connected
    Hi poppy 

    do you get extra payment for both? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, only for LCWRA. Those that claimed after April 2017 won't be paid any extra money if they are given LCW.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • galowogalowo Member Posts: 41 Connected
    I have been on universal credit since 2015 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Are you in a group now? if not when did you first send fit notes into DWP? If you sent the fit notes in after April 2017 then LCW will be paid at the new rate, no extra money. If you sent them before that date and you're given LCW then of course it will be paid at the old rate.

    If it's LCWRA then you'll be paid the extra money from the 4th month of your claim after sending in the fit notes.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • galowogalowo Member Posts: 41 Connected
    I have been on uc since 2015 but I was working till Jan this year fulltime. I started sending the uc fit notes from May this year 

    however I didn’t fill the form out til around August July 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As i previously said, it starts from when you started to send the fit notes in and not from when you first applied for UC. If the decision is LCW you won't be paid the extra. The rest of my advice above is correct.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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