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Work Capability Assessment tips and advice?

strawberrysherbet11 Member Posts: 38 Connected
edited October 13 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone. So, not even a week after my PIP assessment, I get the letter for my work capability telephone assessment with Universal Credit for the 22nd October . Does anyone have any advice or tips for this, as I can’t seem to find much info. I did have one in 2018, but had to stop halfway though due to a panic attack, so can’t remember much. I was placed in the limited capability for work group that time. Thanks in advance 😊


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,909 Disability Gamechanger
    If you kept a copy of the form you filled out then have a look at that to remind yourself what you wrote. Part of the assessment will be for you to verify what you wrote.
     They will want to know what a typical day is like for you. The questions they ask will be different for everyone, which is why you can’t really find any information on it. 
    It’s similar to the PIP assessment but of course it’s different criteria. For the WCA they assess your ability to do any type of work.
    Some people find it helpful to write some notes before the assessment takes place. Personally I don’t find that helpful because for me I prefer to just concentrate on answering the questions rather than looking at my notes and getting all flustered. 
    Make sure your phone is fully charged before the assessment and have a drink next to you. Assessment lengths can be anything from 20 to 90 minutes sometimes longer. 
  • strawberrysherbet11
    strawberrysherbet11 Member Posts: 38 Connected
    @poppy123456 thank you, that’s very helpful :) I do have a copy of the forms so I’ll make sure to have that all ready and be prepared. 


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