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Don't understand what I've just been awarded.

Hi everyone I've been on UC since Feb 2018 and submitted my 1st fit note in march. I had my wca last month. Due to my depression and anxiety I forgot to send in the form they sent or any medical evidence. I attended the the assessment at my local centre and was asked a few question no physical test was done.
I got a letter on my journal saying, a decision had been made that I have limited capability for work and work related activity.  Also that I will get £328 a month on top of my UC. Can anyone help me as I was told you don't get any money after april 2017. Will this affect my UC payments?

Thank you for reading 



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

    LCWRA short for what you've been awarded is the group that doesn't have to complete any work commitments. You don't have to send anymore fit notes and of course the extra money is awarded to those in this group only. The extra money is paid from the 4th month of your claim from the time you submitted your first fit note.

    Those that are given LCW (limited capability for work) the other group will not have any extra money if they claimed after April 2017.
    Community champion and 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.
  • SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    So am I in a normal group or support group? Sorry for the questions I just don't know which is which.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    LCWRA is same as Support Group for ESA but you're claiming UC so a different name.
    Community champion and 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.
  • SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Ah thank you that makes sense now.
  • SugarCoatedSugarCoated Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    Ah thank you that makes sense now.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Great news too BTW.
    Community champion and 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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