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Hi everyone. Question about LCW.

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Peacemaker
Peacemaker Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi. 
So I was awarded LCW last year. They has said it is awarded for 14months after review. Does anyone know, do they just stop the payment? will i get reviewed again? 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    There is no additional payments for lcw you need to be awarded lcwra to get extra money 

    Either way the review date is just a guide any award stays in place till the next assessment has taken place and new decision made 

    You can he reassessed anytime from 3 months after the decision but with current backlogs that 8s very unlikely 
  • Peacemaker
    Peacemaker Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks for your reply. 

    Sorry it was the LCWRA i was awarded. I was just checking if anyone knew if payment ceased without warning or if i would get notification or re-reviewed before a decision was made on stopping the payments. 

    Thanks again
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2022
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    Sorry it was the LCWRA i was awarded. I was just checking if anyone knew if payment ceased without warning or if i would get notification or re-reviewed before a decision was made on stopping the payments. 
    You will continue to [removed by moderator] be treated as having LCWRA until such time as you have been reassessed. You will be notified about this when it happens and sent a new health form to complete.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    @calcotti (betrayed) did you mean something else 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2022
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    janer1967 said:
    @calcotti (betrayed) did you mean something else 
    Indeed I did. I’m sure many claimants feel betrayed by the system but that wasn’t a discussion I intended to start! Autocorrect at work again I think. Thanks, Janer.

    I’ve flagged my post to mods with a request for them to edit it.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry but you have to laugh sometimes at autocorrect. :D
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry but you have to laugh sometimes at autocorrect. :D
    It’s odd. Some days it doesn’t seem to cause much of a problem, other days it goes mad. It does however, as you say, sometimes produce some amusing results
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  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry to ask  what is the difference between lcwra  and lcw  I get the first one but my step son has been awarded the other one lcw what does that mean for him I don't want to tell him wrong my understanding is that he won't have to give in sick notes anymore and that they can help him find a job suitable for him  I am probably wrong thats why I wanted to check thank you
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,195 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's no extra money for LCW. He maybe expected to attend appointments at his local job centre with his work coach. What is exactly expected will depend on his claimant commitments. He won't be expected to look for work, just prepare to work sometime in the future.
    If he thinks he should have been found to have LCWRA and the decision was made within the past 13 months he can request the MR but he should check first whether he qualifes for LCWRA.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Lisatho11987777
    Lisatho11987777 Scope Member Posts: 5,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you he did apply for lcwra but he was awared lcw 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2022
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    Thank you he did apply for lcwra but he was awared lcw 
    If he thinks the decision is wrong he can’t request a Mandatory Reconsideration.
    To qualify for LCWRA he needs to meet any one of the qualifying conditions described here
    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/3904-limited-capability-for-work-related-activity

    As poppy says, with LCW he will be expected to do some work preparation activities (these are usually quite limited).

    If he does find some work he will benefit from the Work Allowance meaning that some of his earnings are ignored when calculating his UC payments.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2022
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    calcotti said: If he thinks the decision is wrong he can’t request a Mandatory Reconsideration.
    Should read:
    If he thinks the decision is wrong he can request a Mandatory Reconsideration.

    (Autocorrect at work again.)

    If mods see this perhaps they could correct the previous post and delete this one.
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