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Does PIP affect WCA outcome? Does work capability application always involve an assessment?

tru88letru88le Posts: 137 Member
Regarding UC and tbe capacity for work assessments Does a pip award and its rate affect the decision or outcome of the capacity for work assessment?
Does the capacity for work application always involve a face to face  assessment or telephone assessment?

While the lower rate of  capacity for work relates to claims before 2017, does this make it much harder for claims made after 2017 being that they appear to be only entitled to the lcwra.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,043 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Pip has no affect on work capability claims 

    They are different benefits with different criteria 

    The majority of assessment are still phone rather than f2f but this could change 

    You can still be awarded lcw but there is no additional payment for this. Only lcwra pays any extra since the change you mention 

    It is meeting the criteria that counts not about it being any harder to get it 
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