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Working and lcwra

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ski88
ski88 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited August 2022 in Benefits and income
I am in receipt of lcwra. I was looking at a 16 hour job but I'm worried that if I did start to work, my lcwra would be cancelled and I may not make it through the probational period of the job. Then I would have to restart my lcwra claim all over again. I get lcwra for mental health, anxiety, depression, bpd. My claim is based on my lack of ability to socialize and go out. If I'm working they may see this as I'm better when I'm really not. I just feel so purposeless at rhe moment doing nothing. The idea of working makes me anxious and thinking I may lose this extra money and then not last in the job makes me even more anxious. Can anyone advise?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,272 Championing
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    People do work when found to have LCWRA. Your entitlement won't just end, if you start working. If the work you do contradicts the reasons why you were found to have LCWRA then it could go against you when you're review comes.
    If you start working you need to report a change of circumstances and tell them you've started 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.
  • ski88
    ski88 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thanks for your response.
    My lcwra is based on the fact I struggle to leave the house and socialise. The job is gp receptionist so alot of dealing with people. The job would have a probationary period. I considered doing the probationary period to see if its something I am actually ready to do but worry I may lose my benefit and might not last in the job as well. How long does it take for them to look at your circumstances? Could I ask them if they can allow me the 3 months before stopping the benefit?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,272 Championing
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    At the moment reviews are currently suspended because of the backlogs of claimants waiting for their first assessment.
    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.
  • ski88
    ski88 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I see. Would me working not flag a reassessment though?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,272 Championing
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    No, not always. As i advised people do work and claim 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.
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