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Additional payments for not being fit for work haven't been sorted. Any advice?

Ponton813
Ponton813 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello,

For the past 5 months I've been suffering with anxiety and depression and in the last 2 months they have got worse,I've put numerous messages on my Universal credit journal stating my health changes and they said that I would get extra payments for not being fit for work,up till now this hasn't been sorted and I'm at the end of my tether,any help would be really appreciated.

Thanks

Jamie

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You need to report a change of circumstances a new medical condition in your journal and then provide a fit note 

    After fit note has run for over 28 days you get referred for a work capability process 
    You then get forms to complete and then an assessment 

    This process takes at least 6 months maybe longer 

    Only if you get found to have lcwra (limited capacity for work and work related activity) will you get any additional payment 

    Any further questions just ask 
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    Hy sorry I also want to know that if u have lcwra then you will get extra money? I mean not for lcwa anymore? Before I used to get lcwa 
    Thanks:) now I have made a new claim because it was stopped in between for a while 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    I think you are getting a bit confused 

    There is lcw which has no additional payment and there is lcwra which does pay extra 

    There is no such thing as lcwa
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    I'm sorry if I couldn't write properly yes you r right I was getting limited work capibilty I think it was £128 something? How about this payment anymore? Is it still people getting or they are going to get money for limited work capibilty and work related activities? Which is t think £343 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes you only get money for lcwra now at £343.63
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,436 Scope online community team
    edited June 2021
    Hello @Ponton813

    Welcome to the community, I hope you are doing well today. 

    Was the initial response from Jane helpful? I'm sorry to hear that the LCWRA process hasn't progressed for you at all yet, have UC provided any reason for this?

    Also, do you receive any support from your GP to effectively manage your anxiety and depression?
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,290 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2021
    skhan95 said:
    I'm sorry if I couldn't write properly yes you r right I was getting limited work capibilty I think it was £128 something? How about this payment anymore? Is it still people getting or they are going to get money for limited work capibilty and work related activities? Which is t think £343 
    If you were getting the LCW payment (£128.89/month) that will continue until you are either found Fit for work or are found to have LCWRA. If you are found to have LCWRA then you will get the higher LCWRA payment (£343.63/month) and will no longer get the LCW payment.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Ponton813
    Ponton813 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hello Ross_scope,thanks for your message,Janes message didn't really help and Universal Credit keep blaming the covid situation for me not getting an health assessment.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry if I confused you I didn't realise you had prev been getting lcw payment as this payment is no longer paid to new claims 

    Calcotti advice is correct 
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    Ok thank you so much:-) 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,290 Disability Gamechanger
    The LCW element of £128.89 is only paid to people who were originally found to have LCW or LCWRA prior to April 2017 and have had either LCW or LCWRA continuously since then.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Member Posts: 121 Connected
    Thank you Calcotti :-)

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