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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and LCWRA?

COFFEEPOT2000 Member Posts: 2 Listener

I am new to this forum. I was just wondering if anyone out there who has Body Dysmorphic Disorder on LCWR? I have suffered from BDD for over 20 years and it has a huge impact on all areas of my life and it’s really debilitating. I also suffer from depression and OCD. I am currently on Universal Credit and after my work Capability assessment, they placed me in the LCW group. I have been unable to work for the past several years due to my BDD. When I asked UC to send me their assessment, I felt that some of it was incorrect. Some things weren’t true. Has anyone out there suffering from BDD to the extent they’re unable to work, challenged a decision (a Mandatory Reconsideration/Appeal) and have been successful?




  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,270 Disability Gamechanger
    @COFFEEPOT2000 good evening and welcome to scope, there is never any harm in doing a MR, you might want to get help with it if possible from welfare rights, whilst their offices might not be open atm they should be offering telephone advice.
    Offering PIP advice to people with epilepsy.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,642 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you had a look at the WCA Activities to work out where you should score points?  It's difficult to judge on your conditions alone, but I'm guessing that the social engagement activity would apply to you for example?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,239 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    I don't have same condition but u challenged my WCA decision as I was found fit for work despite having my leg amputated severe sight loss and housebound at the time 

    I had to take it to tribunal but won and got LCWRA 

    Personally I would challenge the decision 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
    COFFEEPOT2000 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited March 8
    Thank you all for the replies. They’ve just told me that they’re not going to change their decision. I’m a little upset as my body issues are genuine and something that I’ve had all my adult life. I'm in my 40's now. It has held be back all my life. I believe that at least one of the LCWR descriptor applies to me (descriptor 13). In the letter I got back the medical professional just said that I have mental health issues and a haematology problem. There was no mention of Body image issues/Body Dysmorphia although I know this is a mental health issue. I know I could appeal however, my BDD is difficult to prove. 

    Have a good day every one.

    COSMICCORI Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi there sweetie.I feel for you,as i too have body dismorphia alao aggraphobia to the point where most of my life has been ruled by my appearence.I too cant work ,im on e.S.A benefit and ive applied for PIP Benefit.I have crohns deseise and now gallstones (biliary collic).I never new what we have had a name until i typed on seach youtube " a thick concealer for my ugly face.Well i watched 3 old videos 3 different people in America.I was heart broken just watching them.Because im all 3 of those people.They have body dismorphia there documentries.I could feel there pain the inner torture of ongoing self lowthing and that feeling of wanting to hide your face.You will know how dibilitating body dismorphia is.I used to think im cursed with this.Like u ive been this way all my life .Im 46 yrs now.Ive developed aggraphobia because of the appearence problems.My face is the worst.I have o.C.D and can never be seen without full make-up which can take 4 hours just getting it on my face but it can take a day just to be passable to get my bloods taken because im on azathioprine tablets which need monatoring every month.When i visit my doctors for a blood test i have too wear full make-up my hair has to be passable and i wear black shades too.If we stop at traffic lights i duck down because i dont want people to see how hideous i look.It sounds odd but thats how bad it is.Ive never gone swimming and in the 'past when i had to pick my kids up from school i have had people starring rudly at me.It made me feel like ****,ive had pannick attacks because the fear of just been out in public looking the way i do.The thing is we are a prisoner to ourselves but we cant pertend to see a normal face.I know what i see in the mirror is abnormal to me.I dont understand why they say its called body dismorphia and they say its not real what we see.My eyes dont lie i clearly see the truth.Its badluck i guess .No doctor can help because pills cant change your face?If i cant stop feeling this then knowone can help.I never knew how bad i am untill i watched those 3 youtube videos.I have found ways of coping with being ugly and axcepting my self the way i am.You cant help how you feel.Its just something we have to live with forever.My heart goes out to you because inside your suffering and people cant understand it they would say its vanity.Its not its a prison and very depressing,and irrational behaviour.I wander how we got this?Mybe genetic,perfection problem,or from somwhere other than earth.Lol i guess we will never know.I truley wish you all the best and no your not alone with this.Do you have a dentist?My dentist wont see me cause i missed some oppointments.Try and have a happy cosmic day.


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