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I've got my UC assessment soon. I'm worried I'll be asked to look for work. Does it help I'm on PIP?

teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited July 25 in Universal Credit
Hello everyone not sure if this is where i needed to post this. Im due to have a universal credit assessment soon but im really worried that i will be asked to look for work. I suffer with left sided ulcerated colitis. I have only one eye i have depression anxiety paranoid schizophrenia and lumberlordosis in my spine. I have always worked and even with my conditions i have tried but i fail the main voice in my head who is very demanding made me walk out of my last three jobs i am very paranoid about this whole process and read up about people not getting LCWRA Only LCW. I receive pip i know its a different benefit but would this help. Thank you for any advice. 


  • teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    @poppy123456 i see you are very helpful on this matter 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,231 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @teddyjohn89 - & welcome to the community. Unfortunately Poppy hasn't been on the forum for some months, & yes, she was very helpful with this & other benefits. As with other benefits, it's the negative stories you see posted on forums, as people who have claimed successfully don't usually have any questions that need answering (except when will I get paid?)
    I don't know if this might help you, but this is what's looked at in a Work Capability Assessment: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Your-Situation/Ill-Injured-or-Disabled/Universal-Credit-Capability-for-work-assessment
  • teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    @chiarieds thank you for the reply i will check it out 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there

    All you can do is tell it as it is 

    If you get awarded lcw you won't have to look for work just prepare with work related activity like cv and update calls 

    Of course you only get an additional payment if awarded lcwra and no work commitments 

    Good luck let us know how you get on 
  • teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Ok no problem thank you will keep you all posted
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,231 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome @teddyjohn89 - good luck from me too, & will be good to hear how you get on, thank you. :)
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,039

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    Hi @teddyjohn89 :) It sounds as though you've got a lot on your plate at the moment. Are you receiving any support for your anxiety, depression, and paranoid schizophrenia? 
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  • teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Hello i wasn't sure how to comment back on my old post about my previous universal credit assessment after the assessment i was awarded LCWRA but it says you wait three months after medical evidence. Does that mean when i sent in my first sick note or my letters from my nurses. Thank you 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,255 Pioneering
    edited July 24
    It means three months from when you notified DWP of your health condition supported by a Fit Note. You get the extra included on the payment for the fourth complete monthly period following notification of the health condition.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    Your fit note 

    It's actually the 4th month after reporting your medical condition as you can self certification fir the first 7 days 
  • teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    No problem Thank you 
  • teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    For the reply 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,085

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    Hi @teddyjohn89

    I've merged your thread with your old one so everything's in this one place for you :)

    Thanks for updating us with news on how your WCA went, I imagine being placed in the LCWRA group has alleviated some of the worry you had about being asked to look for work so that's good.

    Take care and if you ever have any more questions, please do give us a shout.  
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  • teddyjohn89teddyjohn89 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Yes big relief :) thank you for doing that its all new to me this place but I'm glad i joined 
  • happyfellahappyfella Member Posts: 132 Courageous
    Hi, my wife was claiming UC because she was ill, so my name was added. This was the first time we have ever claimed anything likfe that. I receive PIP and cannot work. They told me that i needed to provide them with a fit note which my doctor sorted out. Then i got a call for a meeting and they said they were just checking in. They said they needed to send me a 40 page form about not looking for work. After explaining about all my health problems, i thought they were joking, but no. It did arrive in the post. For two months they chased me and asked me why i had not filled it in. I told them that it would cause me stress, and explained that i am not being funny but they could ask me all the questions on the phone instead of putting me through that stress. I then got a letter saying they understood it would cause me stress and i did not need to fill it in. They asked me to send another fit note which i did. My doctor then had enough and said they had no right asking for fit notes from me. I said to him they were only doing their job. He has now written to them about my health problems. just hope i have not made an enemy of UC
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