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Do I need a sick note if I'm entitled to LCWRA? Will having LCWRA help with my PIP reconsideration?

Bonniebarber2020Bonniebarber2020 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited August 2020 in Universal Credit
Hi there I'm new to this so please be gentle with me, I claim UC and have been told im entitled to Lwcra and I've been told I don't have to produce any more sick notes is this the correct information?. Also I applied for pip and got knocked back so I put in a mandatory reconsideration will having Lwcra help with my reconsideration? Thanks in advance 

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,120 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome First of all have you been assessed and awarded LCWRA if so then you no longer need to provide sick notes. If you havent been awarded then let me know and will go through the process.

    PIP and LCWRA are completely different assessments, criteria and benefits so in answer no it wont help your PIP claim but there is no harm sending the report off with your PIP MR as supporting evidence .

    If we can help with anything please just ask and I look forward to seeing you around
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,981

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    Hi @Bonniebarber2020! Welcome to the community :) Don't worry about being new to all of this, I am too.

    Hopefully you found @janer1967's comment helpful? As she said, we are always happy to help where we can so feel free to get in touch if you need us.
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  • Bonniebarber2020Bonniebarber2020 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi thanks for your reply, I went to the job centre last Friday as I'd been having trouble getting on to my UC account, and the guy who I saw informed me that I'd been awarded Lcwra, but I havnt had any letter telling me this. My pip mandatory reconsideration I've been told by a txt message could take up to 10 weeks. On July 2nd was when I received the txt to say they were looking at my reconsideration. Do I need to ring them and mention the Lcwra or wait till they contact me. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,120 Disability Gamechanger
    You dont need to ring but you could for advice as I said it could be sent as supporting evidence 
  • Bonniebarber2020Bonniebarber2020 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    How can I send supporting evidence if I havnt got a letter telling me I'm entitled to Lcwra and where can I get advice from, I'm new to all this and don't really understand all this ☹️
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,120 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to wait till you get your letter then send it to where you sent your MR with covering letter with your national insurance number on all documents 

    I meant ring DWP about sending supporting evidence 

    If you dont have award letter ring DWP for copy of your assessment 

    But as I said getting one wint affect the other and sending it wont really change their decision 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    Regarding your LCWRA if the decision's been made then the letter will be uploaded onto your journal. I'm very surprised your work coach has told you anything if you haven't received the letter yet. You will need to continue to send in the fit notes until you receive the letter of confirmation that the decision's been made. You won't receive a letter in the post.

    LCWRA and PIP are 2 completely different benefit with different criteria and claiming the one doesn't mean you're automatically entitled to the other. Although once you receive the letter of confirmation there's no harm in sending them a copy of the decision.
    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.
  • Bonniebarber2020Bonniebarber2020 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I havnt spoken to a work coach as I made my claim just as lockdown was coming into force. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then the person who you seen, who could have been your work coach. Either way, i wouldn't take their word for it. You need to continue with the fit notes until you've had the decision letter, which will be uploaded onto your journal. You could put a message on your journal to ask if a decision's been made on your work capability 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.
  • Bonniebarber2020Bonniebarber2020 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    OK I will look into this thank you, I will keep you posted 
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