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nuttybiker74nuttybiker74 Member Posts: 18 Connected
Evening all
i’m totally confused this evening 😞
had a journal message from work coach saying I am no longer required to attend job centre interviews. I questioned this and was told it’s because my husband is working.
ive been on it 12 months and have just sent off my second work questionnaire as I’m not fit for work????
please help as my brain is fried

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Hi @nuttybiker74. Were you having to look for work previously? Has your partner recently started work or earning more?
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  • nuttybiker74nuttybiker74 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi Adrian 
    thanks for replying.
    i haven’t worked for 2 years now due to manic depression (had it 33 years) and osteoarthritis of hip knee back.
    i was in the limited working group.
    they have now said because my husband works that I don’t need anymore job centre interviews.
    ive recently sent off a second health questionnaire as my year has ended????
    why don’t they make things easy
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
     Hi,

    It will be because your husband most likely earns more than the earnings threshold, which means that you both don't need to attend appointments.

    As you have limited capability for work, this is an ongoing award unless you're found fit for work. You'll still have the work allowance because of the LCW unless you're found fit for work and then that allowance will be removed.
    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.
  • nuttybiker74nuttybiker74 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Thanks poppy
    i was on esa then moved to Lwrag 
    will I still get money now?
    my husbands wage isn’t a huge amount.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're receiving the extra money for having limited capability for work then you'll continue to receive it until a decision's been made on the work capability assessment.
    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.
  • nuttybiker74nuttybiker74 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Ok thanks ever so much for your help
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome

    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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