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Universal credit LCWRA

faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
Hi all  I have recently  moved over to universal credit  at the time of my claim I was in receipt  of Esa  support  group  so i had been told by citizens  advice my support group would be carried over to my universal credit putting me in the Lcwra  group  . I've logged on to my journal  today and on my to do list it's asking for my to put in a fit note. I thought I did not have to do this 


  • GabbycatGabbycat Member Posts: 1 Listener
    My daughter had to start off with a fit note and after a few months she was contacted to do the assessment for work. She submitted her form and moved on to the payment without interview. I found asking questions via journal always got helpful reply so probably fine to ask them this question directly
  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
    @Gabbycat Was your daughter in esa support  group when she claimed  uc? .  
  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Any one  else moved over from esa support group  and had this problem?
  • hello20hello20 Member Posts: 93 Connected
    i came over from esa to uc an my support group was awarded month later on uc i had to notify them by leaving message on my journal .saying i was on support group an should automatically be transferred over to uc lwrca group sn they looked in to it an added it on 

    providing fit note can trigger new assasement  adrian an poppy can advise they advised me hope this helps 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Hello @faydhar. If you've not been found fit for work and were claiming ESA Support Group when you submitted your claim for Universal Credit, you should be automatically placed in the LCWRA and not be asked to submit fit notes. Your support group status is protected under regulation 19 and should be transferred to UC.

    They do sometimes mess this up and you need to point it out to them. As @hello20 mentioned, submitting a new fit note can trigger a reassessment. I'd advise noting in your journal that you already have a 'determined award' for ESA and believe this should be transitioned to Universal Credit and shouldn't need to hand in fit notes and see what they say.
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