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dp267p
dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
Hi all

I am LCWRA and about to lose my job but been super worried about my future. So I have been in regular contact with job centre about future opportunities to get back into work with my health conditions. 

The DEA has invited me to a health fair to see IPES. 

Should I be worried?
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sounds like you have asked them for help and they are offering it.
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  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    Do you lose your benefits of LCWRA if you go into IPES I wonder
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    dp267p said:
    Do you lose your benefits of LCWRA if you go into IPES I wonder

    No.
    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would be VERY careful, I was on JSA back in the late 90s and got messed about a LOT by the Job Centre, until about 18 months later I went for a pointless interview for a job I didn't even want, answering the phones in a Taxi Office, they told me they'd given the job to a 16 year old on New Deal, I went barmy and marched straight down the Job Centre and told them in no uncertain terms where they could stick the poxy 35 quid a week Dole money.

    That was a long time ago and things have changed since then. OP has already been found to have LCWRA while claiming UC so has no work commitments, which means they don’t need to attend any appointments or look for work. 
    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.
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    I would be VERY careful, I was on JSA back in the late 90s and got messed about a LOT by the Job Centre, until about 18 months later I went for a pointless interview for a job I didn't even want, answering the phones in a Taxi Office, they told me they'd given the job to a 16 year old on New Deal, I went barmy and marched straight down the Job Centre and told them in no uncertain terms where they could stick the poxy 35 quid a week Dole money.

    That was a long time ago and things have changed since then. OP has already been found to have LCWRA while claiming UC so has no work commitments, which means they don’t need to attend any appointments or look for work. 

    I would be VERY careful, I was on JSA back in the late 90s and got messed about a LOT by the Job Centre, until about 18 months later I went for a pointless interview for a job I didn't even want, answering the phones in a Taxi Office, they told me they'd given the job to a 16 year old on New Deal, I went barmy and marched straight down the Job Centre and told them in no uncertain terms where they could stick the poxy 35 quid a week Dole money.

    That was a long time ago and things have changed since then. OP has already been found to have LCWRA while claiming UC so has no work commitments, which means they don’t need to attend any appointmen
    I would be VERY careful, I was on JSA back in the late 90s and got messed about a LOT by the Job Centre, until about 18 months later I went for a pointless interview for a job I didn't even want, answering the phones in a Taxi Office, they told me they'd given the job to a 16 year old on New Deal, I went barmy and marched straight down the Job Centre and told them in no uncertain terms where they could stick the poxy 35 quid a week Dole money.

    That was a long time ago and things have changed since then. OP has already been found to have LCWRA while claiming UC so has no work commitments, which means they don’t need to attend any appointments or look for work. 
    With respect, I've had dealings with Job Centre Plus since then and to put it politely it hasn't been pleasant.


    Maybe your attitude has something to do with it.
  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    Would I need to worry if I said I suffer with panic attacks? The job centre has said it won’t be crowded. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    dp267p said:
    Would I need to worry if I said I suffer with panic attacks? The job centre has said it won’t be crowded. 

    You don't need to attend any appointments because you were found to have LCWRA but if you asked for the help, they are only doing what you asked for.
    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.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you receiving any support to help you manage your panic attacks @dp267p? If you do attend, hopefully it won't be too busy in there :) 
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  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    Will it go against me if I have mobility on PIP 1E and turn up to job centre today
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    dp267p said:
    Will it go against me if I have mobility on PIP 1E and turn up to job centre today
    No. PIP is based on needs the majority of time as I am sure you’re aware. You get LCWRA so if you really don’t want to go- don’t. 
  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    bg844 said:
    dp267p said:
    Will it go against me if I have mobility on PIP 1E and turn up to job centre today
    No. PIP is based on needs the majority of time as I am sure you’re aware. You get LCWRA so if you really don’t want to go- don’t. 
    Will it go against me if I’m LCWRA

    I went btw
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    dp267p said:
    bg844 said:
    dp267p said:
    Will it go against me if I have mobility on PIP 1E and turn up to job centre today
    No. PIP is based on needs the majority of time as I am sure you’re aware. You get LCWRA so if you really don’t want to go- don’t. 
    Will it go against me if I’m LCWRA

    I went btw

    No but as you went it's a moot point now anyway. Remember, just because you're claiming PIP and LCWRA it doesn't mean you can't have a life.
    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.
  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    dp267p said:
    bg844 said:
    dp267p said:
    Will it go against me if I have mobility on PIP 1E and turn up to job centre today
    No. PIP is based on needs the majority of time as I am sure you’re aware. You get LCWRA so if you really don’t want to go- don’t. 
    Will it go against me if I’m LCWRA

    I went btw

    No but as you went it's a moot point now anyway. Remember, just because you're claiming PIP and LCWRA it doesn't mean you can't have a life.
    What do you mean by moot point?

    Is it going to go against me?
  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    Was it a stupid idea to go? She wanted to show me the support available for when I’m ready to work. 

    With LCWRA PIP. There were a lot of DWP people there though
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    dp267p said:
    What do you mean by moot point?

    Is it going to go against me?

    Moot point meaning that you went to the job centre so asking if that would go against you makes now difference now anyway because you had already been.
    As i advised, it wouldn't go against you anyway. Remember, you did ask your local job centre for support.
    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.
  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    True. I was worried about my future and obviously needed to know whether I’d be able to work again after a long period out of work on LCWRA. 
  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    OMG I just read one of the other threads and I’m on 1E mobility and I turned up to the job centre with my partner. 

    There will be cameras everywhere and they’ll probably use that as evidence now that I’m not entitled because I’ve left the house. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
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    Which thread was this on @dp267p

    As poppy123456 has said, this shouldn't affect your claim :) Is your partner a good source of support for you? 
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  • dp267p
    dp267p Community member Posts: 69 Connected
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    Which thread was this on @dp267p

    As poppy123456 has said, this shouldn't affect your claim :) Is your partner a good source of support for you? 
    Yes I need them to travel everywhere. Like my calm presence. 

    I think it will affect my claim. I’m feeling really tense and nervous and scared. The DWP lady said it’s good to see you out and about. 

    Am I gonna get in trouble?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    dp267p said:
    OMG I just read one of the other threads and I’m on 1E mobility and I turned up to the job centre with my partner. 

    There will be cameras everywhere and they’ll probably use that as evidence now that I’m not entitled because I’ve left the house. 
    If that was on here then you need to go back and have another read of the thread because that’s not what 1E means.
    It doesn’t mean you can’t leave the house ALL of the time. 
    It means that the majority of the time you can’t leave the house because of OPD. 
    Going out sometimes will not affect your PIP.
    This has been talked about extensively on here in the past week or so. 
    Just curious, are you posting using different usernames? 
    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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