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Hi, my name is paul456!

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

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    Hello @paul456 and welcome to the online community :) 

    How are you?
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,063 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Hello @paul456 - & welcome to this great community. How are you, & is there anything we can help you with? :)
  • paul456paul456 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    im not very good with computers lol, ive been looking for help understanding my new universal credit assessment

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome I am sure we can help if you tell us what you dont understand 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

    Scope community team

    That's fine @paul456, if you ever need help navigating the community or if anything doesn't make sense, feel free to ask :) 

    And okay, we have a lot of members with knowledge of UC, I would advise browsing and possibly even creating a discussion in our universal credit category

    What part of the assessment don't you fully understand?
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    paul456 said:
    im not very good with computers lol, ive been looking for help understanding my new universal credit assessment


    HI and welcome,

    New Universal Credit assessment? do you mean the work capability assessment, which is when you send in fit/sick notes from your GP.  If this is what you mean what help do you need exactly? If you can give some more information then i'm sure someone will be able to advise you.
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  • paul456paul456 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    hi ok, so ive been on  lcw since 2016 , they sent me a reassessment form back in feburary which i sent back with my doctors and therapist notes. they they cancelled my assessment because of the virus. 2 weeks ago i got a letter for a phone assessment for last week. i have since had a letter in my universal credit journal that ive been moved to a new group called lcwra. but this is all i know im a little stressed and confused as to whats going on.

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,259 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good news it means you will now get the additional LCWRA payment and not be required to look or prepare for work 
  • paul456paul456 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    so i dont have to go to the job center anymore? not that ive been since feburary because of the virus. am i doing this correctly is this the best way to reply as some others have written on here but im not sure how i reply , im not used to this website its a little confusing to navigate
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes you are doing it right to reply if you want to reply to a certain person just put the @ before their name 

    You should hear from your work coach if not give them a call and you should then not have to go anymore 
  • paul456paul456 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    @janer1967 thankyou thats a relief. its just the constant hassle when they want somthing the being left in the dark waiting for the verdict , also the worry with money aswell. thanks for your help. ill have a look to see if anyone has gone through similar on here
  • paul456paul456 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    @poppy123456 ive been shown how to reply to people now lol. i wasnt ignoring youou
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,259 Disability Gamechanger
    There are lots gone through the same and tbh you have had a very quick decision 

    You may get some back pay but I'm not too sure with it being a reassessment 


  • paul456paul456 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    @janer1967 yes it seemed to take for ages between my forms being submitted and getting my assessment . this was the other thing i didn't know if they would back date to feburary or just carry m on going forward from this months , honestly i think i would prefer the latter otherwise i will start getting hounded again. im not sure how long this one will last as my last one lasted 3 years. ive just been reading some of the other cases on here and im shocked how long some people have to wait its really bad.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,063 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Hi @paul456 - you are replying correctly here, & sorry if this website does appear to be somewhat confusing at first. Lcwra means 'limited capability for work related activity.' This means you don't need to work, & no longer have to do anything to prepare for work either.
    As you were already receiving Lcw, you may hopefully receive an additional amount of money with your next UC payment. :)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    LCWRA element is £341.92 per month. As you were already receiving the LCW element which is £128.25 per month, you will now be £213.67 per month better off. Also if you were affected by the benefit cap this will now mean you will no longer be affected by this.
    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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