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Universal credit Work Capability

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cjsiwuwuwu
cjsiwuwuwu Community member Posts: 19 Listener
edited April 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone I have been told to fill a form for work capability and I did this just after I received my pip award, I filled it on September 2021 it’s now been nearly 7 months and I’ve not receive any update on this benefit anyone help?

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @cjsiwuwuwu and welcome to the community :) I hope you're well this evening.

    I'm sorry to hear you've been waiting so long to hear more, have you contacted anyone about it recently? Or left a note on your journal?
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  • cjsiwuwuwu
    cjsiwuwuwu Community member Posts: 19 Listener
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    I have yes numerous times and they have said they haven’t got any update yet, I filled the work capability form and that’s all I’ve done so far and it was about 7 months ago 

  • cjsiwuwuwu
    cjsiwuwuwu Community member Posts: 19 Listener
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    What happens cos I filled the work capability form questionnaire out do they need to do a telephone assement after o filled that or 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, they will usually do an assessment and there are long waits for these. Numerous threads on the subject on this forum.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • cjsiwuwuwu
    cjsiwuwuwu Community member Posts: 19 Listener
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    So they shall be a backdate from when I first sent the work form out 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    So they shall be a backdate from when I first sent the work form out 
    If found to have LCWRA then there’s a full 3 month waiting period. The extra money is paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition. It’s not paid at all during the waiting period. 
    If found to have LCW there’s no extra money. 
    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.
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