I've been placed in the LCWRA group, am I entitled to other benefits?

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Jlee
Jlee Community member Posts: 40 Listener
edited July 2021 in Benefits and income
I am currently on uc and waiting for my 3 month assessment period to finish what other benefits am I entitled to I am on lcwra  end of Sept 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Hi again 

    It all depends on your circumstances 

    Try a benefits calculator so you can enter all your information you can find one on gov website 

    Do you claim pip at all which is a separate disability benefit 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,203 Championing
    edited July 2021
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    Hi @Jlee - there's a benefits calculator here: https://benefits-calculator-2.turn2us.org.uk/

  • Jlee
    Jlee Community member Posts: 40 Listener
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    janer1967 said:
    Hi again 

    It all depends on your circumstances 

    Try a benefits calculator so you can enter all your information you can find one on gov website 

    Do you claim pip at all which is a separate disability benefit 
    I have put my claim in the same time has work capability but I ain't heard anything so phoned them they said it's with capita and takeing up to over 2 months so again takeing it September time then once made a decision can be also 8 weeks lol
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    Other benefits might be Personal Independence Payment and Council Tax Reduction. Depends on circumstances.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Jlee said:
    I have put my claim in the same time has work capability but I ain't heard anything so phoned them they said it's with capita and takeing up to over 2 months so again takeing it September time then once made a decision can be also 8 weeks lol
    Unfortunately benefits take time to be reviewed, assessed and decisions made, they also have to be processed in line with regulations, add to that the lack of staff, resources and the pandemic, it’s just a waiting game I’m afraid. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Championing
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    Pip claims are taking an estimated 10 months to complete 

    Some are quicker depends on backlogs in the area but I wouldn't rely on a quick process 
  • Sheree_8
    Sheree_8 Community member Posts: 80 Contributor
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    If you have broadband/telephone. You may want to consider look at BT. As they recently brought out a new package for ppl on UC called BT Basic Essentials. I just transferred to package. And have no issues 
  • Jlee
    Jlee Community member Posts: 40 Listener
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    I don't use a house phone only my mobile