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Work capability outcomes

pamela1962pamela1962 Member Posts: 32 Connected
Hi Everyone, hope everyone is keeping safe and well .
I was suppose to be reassessed for universal credit work capability, but like everyone else had the assessment postponed . 
I am in the group of not being fit for work but so worried about being reassessed and having it taken away.
Firstly I don't know how I would cope. I have heard if you appeal it can take up to a year for tribunal .
So I wondered what pressure they put on you if you are waiting for appeal.?
And also if they n  you in a support group how much do you have to do? How regular are the work preparation groups and interviews. ? 
I just about get through the day now so very fearful 
Thank you 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,174 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @pamela1962 Welcome to the community great to have you on board.

    If your WCA is unsuccessful and you are found fit for work if you complete the MR and again if not successful go to tribunal.

    During the appeal wait time which can be over a year (mine was 14 months) and this was before lockdown. During this time your work coach will be responsible for agreeing your commitments, if you get a nice job coach like mine I just had monthly calls from her to discuss any issues or updates, I was not expected to look for work or anything and not put under any pressure . 

    This is purely down to your work coach though as you will have been found fit for work and as such could be expected to look for work regardless of the fact you are appealing they class it that the decision has been made and until they have anything contrary to that.

    If you are put into the LCW group I am not familiar with the type of work preparation you have to do or sessions you have tyo attend this again is at the discretion of your work coach  

    Hope this helps
  • pamela1962pamela1962 Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Hi thank you. That is helpful. It sounds like it's down to the work coach 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,998

    Scope community team

    Hi @pamela1962. As @janer1967 mentioned, it's largely at the discretion of your work coach. If you are found fit for work or are put in the work related activities group, you'll meet with your work coach (or have a telephone call) to discuss commitments. Fingers crossed it won't be a problem though and your reassessment is successful. 
    Community Manager
  • pamela1962pamela1962 Member Posts: 32 Connected
    Hi I hope so too. I just want to get the reassessment over and done with now. It's causing a lot of anxiety. Its like waiting to be mugged ! 
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