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Lcwra entitlement

bigbazz2021bigbazz2021 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2 in Universal Credit
Hi everyone I started claiming UC in Jan 2020 provided my first fit note lasting three months I have since been handing them in every 3 months since. I had my capabilitie assesment on the phone back in August 2020 they came back with I need a face to face I'm at my wit's end with it. I was awarded pip in Dec 2019 high rate mobility low care I suffer with digenarive disk disease several disks displaced I struggle to walk more than 20 meters.i use a walking stick for Ballance. I also have mental health issues (suicidal thoughts) aggressive behaviour I have sent off every scrap off evidence I can find doctors have said not safe to work I take a lot off medication
Morphine gabapentin mitazapine water tablets vitamin tablets diloxitine paracetamol bladder control medication stomach tablets  I sleep in separate room to my partner I have been awarded the extra room element because of my health I no that all face to face appointment are stopped but is there anything else I could do to speed things up as I have gone from working to benefits and finding it all a bit to much to cope with the money I'm receiving thanks  


  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,280 Pioneering
    I'm not fully to grips with UC/LCWRA, however I have read elsewhere on other forums that if they decide you need a face to face assessment you will have to wait for them to start up again and you will need to continue sending in fit notes. I'm not sure if you could challenge the decision for needing a face to face, hopefully someone with more knowledge will come along and comment. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,184 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Unfortunately if they have decided you need f2f there is nothing you can do other than wait 

    I know this isnt what you want to hear but it is unlikely f2f will start up any time soon 

  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

    Scope community team

    edited January 26
    Hi @bigbazz2021

    How are you today?

    I'm sorry to hear that waiting for the assessment is causing you  stress, these things have been put on hold at the moment due to the pandemic which is a huge shame for those who prefer face to face. I'm not sure if there's anything you can do to speed the process along, as face to face assessments won't return until it is safe for everyone involved. Have you broached the subject of another phone assessment, to see if there's any way they can allow this for you?

    I'm concerned to read about your mental health struggles, in particular that you have suicidal thoughts. We have sent you an email from [email protected] and it would be great if you could respond to us, but are you receiving support to manage your mental health right now? I also wonder if you are under the care of a social care team and have had a needs assessment?
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