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emo
emo Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Good afternoon, I am looking to challenge the decision of my Work Capability Assessment as it's been decided that belong in the group of LCW but I believe I should be in the other group LCWRA, I have assembled some sort of letter and was wondering if there was anyone on this group who would read it and give me any pointers. Kind Regards Ian 

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's good to see you posting about this @emo :) 

    Would you like to give us a summary of the kinds of things you included in your letter? 

    It'd be difficult for us to say exactly what should be in there, as we obviously don't know you personally, but we may be able to give you some general feedback.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • emo
    emo Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi, the following is what I want to say
    ""although I have full use of my upper body it's my lower half that gives me the problem, I struggle to walk any great distance (50 metres or more) if I were to do so it would cause me quite a lot of pain in my lower back,hip and knees. Although I am in pain with my sciatica constantly it has started to get worse over the last few weeks, with the pain spreading further down my leg, so I am not able to sit for as long as 45 minutes as previously stated, I sit down now and within 10-15 minutes I am fidgeting to get comfortable. The assessment states I drive but I find it difficult to get in and out of the car as the seats are low, I struggle with changing gear as I get pain in my left knee. I am on 17 painkillers a day to get through, I am on the waiting list for a hip replacement with no date" set(not sure if this will resolve my other health issues). 

    Sorry if it's a bit long find it hard to summarise lol 🤣 Ian
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you had a look at the descriptors for LCWRA? If not, you can see them here. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work-related-activity
    If you're thinking that the mobilising activity applies then you need to be aware that they also take into consideration your ability to use a manual wheelchair. It's not just about your ability to walk.
    You haven't given no where near enough of information for the MR.
    You need to give a couple of real world incidents of exactly what happened the last time you attempted that activity. Include detailed information such as where you were, what exactly happened, did anyone see it and what the consequences were.
    You also mention your condition has got worse in the last few weeks but this will not be taken into consideration. They will only look at how your conditions were at the time the assessment took place.


    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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