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LCWRA. I've been asked to provide a health note. Have I been kicked off early?

L888CMR
L888CMR Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited January 3 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi.
In January 2020 I qualified for LCW.
This award was for 27 months.
I have received a payment for £161 for not reason showing up as DWP RFD.
I now have a note on my journal asking me to provide a health note.
When iv counted the months iv had all ready been paid it only equals to 20 months.
Have I been kicked off early.
I don't understand.
Any one who can help me find out. 

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    As you've already been found to have LCW if this is a review started by DWP then you shouldn't need to send in more fit notes. If you've reported a change in health condition then yes you would need a fit note.
    If it's LCW you have there's no extra money for this, there's only extra money if you're found to have LCWRA.
    The timescale they give you for a review is nothing more than a guide and you can be reassessed anytime from 3 months.
    Can't tell you what the payment of £161 is for, i'd advise you to put a note onto your journal to ask.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,792 Disability Gamechanger
    L888CMR said:
    I now have a note on my journal asking me to provide a health note.
    Unless you have reported a change in your health condition this is likely to be a mistake and you should query it and point out that you have LCW.

    There is also a general relaxation on providing Fit Notes until 26th January in order to ease workload for GPs
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/la-welfare-direct-bulletins-2021/la-welfare-direct-lite-122021



    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • L888CMR
    L888CMR Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi it is LCWRA I am on.
    I have had no other contact from dwp
    Just a note for fit note.
    Am wondering if the £161 is half of the £340 I get monthly but I have getting those 2 weeks before my normal pay day. 
    Thanks for replys 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,792 Disability Gamechanger
    L888CMR said:
    Hi it is LCWRA I am on.
    In that can you should not be asked for Fit Notes. Go back through your journal and find the message when you were originally informed atet you had LCWRA - it will tell you that you no longer need to provide Fit Notes. Then post a message in your journal referring back to the old message and ask why they are now requesting Fit Notes. 

    As advised in my earlier message there is also currently a general relaxation of the requirement to provide Fit Notes. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-fit-note-a-guide-for-patients-and-employees
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • L888CMR
    L888CMR Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi, yeah iv checked  said from January 2020 for 27 months.
    Am stressing out as its Bank Holiday and carnt do nothing today and has me worried. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    Your LCWRA in an ongoing award untill a new decision says others, it doesn't just stop.  The 27 month timescale is nothing more than a guide. The £161 is not half of your LCWRA element, so you will need to leave a message on your journal to ask what it's for.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,296 Pioneering
    I know it’s a worrying time, but it’s out of your control until tomorrow, try and keep busy today to avoid worrying as much. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,627 Disability Gamechanger
    The LCWRA element doesn't just stop unless you've either been found fit for work or a you've been placed into the LCW group, which seems very unlikely here.
    Once you're referred for another work capability assessment you'll receive a letter onto your journal, which can be at anytime.
  • L888CMR
    L888CMR Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thanks very much for everyones replys. 

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