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Can you work when receiving LCWRA? What's the earning limit?

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purplepeoplepleaser
purplepeoplepleaser Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
If you are receiving LCWRA are you able to do a couple of hours work? If so what is the limit you can earn.  This is for my son who still lives at home so no partner/housing benefit etc. 
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    There are no limits in hours or earnings. If the type or amount of work contradicts the reasons he is treated as having LCWRA it might prompt a reassessment.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • purplepeoplepleaser
    purplepeoplepleaser Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you. He has autism/adhd/Tourette’s/depression/anxiety. He has started going to the gym to improve his mental health and has now been offered a couple of hours work. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @purplepeoplepleaser :) It's great that he's been offered a job! I hope that this also helps to improve his mental health. 

    It's good to hear that he's been going to the gym to help improve his mental health, too, as many people find this useful. Has he been enjoying it so far?

    Is he receiving enough support from his medical team to manage the conditions he has, including his depression and anxiety?

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • purplepeoplepleaser
    purplepeoplepleaser Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    thank you.  He is loving it and it definitely helps with his mental health.  The only support he really gets is the GP and us. I have disabilities too so we support each other.  The thing I was worried about was if they found out he could do this then they might think he was ready to work and there is a big difference between working a couple of hours a week and having to find and maintain a full time job. 
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