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Hi, I'm charl1980! How long do you stay in the LCWRA group + when is it re-assessed?

charl1980charl1980 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited July 14 in Universal Credit
My partner is on esa support component and we changed over to UC as we moved in together,when he was on esa they told him he wouldn't have to re sent for ever but now we on UC they put him on lcwra automatic they haven't said anything about how long he's on that element or if they will ever send for him a assessment,how do u find out


  • charl1980charl1980 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    He was getting support component of esa , and he's not been seen for over five years as it was so traumatic for him
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Lcwra has no end date it continues until he has a new assessment 

    When that will be done is anyone's guess 

    They can reassessed anytime from 3 months after the award 

    There are currently massive backlogs for new claims and reassessment 
  • charl1980charl1980 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks wondering if they say he wouldn't be reaccess for esa if that will be same for lcwra as he nearly had to get ambulance to him last time bad PTSD and nerves etc etc and esa said they won't send for him again on his files but now it's UC he's worried
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    His status from esa should transfer over to uc 

    I would say call them buf that may just prompt a check 

    I would try not to worry about it until anything happens 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,128 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charl1980 - & firstly welcome to the community. As you possibly know LCWRA in UC is the equivalent of the ESA Support group, so that should continue. However, as far as I'm aware, he could be reassessed at any time, but as the DWP are busy with so many new claims (both for UC & PIP), this could be quite some time in the future. :)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,011

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    edited July 14
    Hi @charl1980 and a warm welcome from me too, how are you and your boyfriend today?  I hope everything is as good as can be.

    Just to echo what our members have already said, your partner's support group status and award will transfer over to UC and beyond that we unfortunately couldn't confirm reassessment details.  Please try not to worry (I know, easier said than done) and if we can be of any further help in the future do let us know.  

    Just to check, is your boyfriend getting enough support with his PTSD and anxiety?

    For your info: I've tweaked the title of your thread and moved it to our UC category.
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