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Do you have to inform dwp of a new condition

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Andywheels56
Andywheels56 Community member Posts: 52 Connected
Hello, I was placed in the lcwra group for c/b esa last year. I've since been diagnosed by a specialist as suffering from rheumatoid arthritis in my hands, arms and feet. Do I have to inform the dwp of this new condition or should I wait until I am reassessed. 

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Wait until reassessed.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,915 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're already in the Support Group (LCWRA is part of UC) and you can't have a higher award than this. For this reason there's nothing to report.
    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.
  • Andywheels56
    Andywheels56 Community member Posts: 52 Connected
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    Thanks poppy and bg844, I shall leave it as it is then. I know this site does not usually deal with iidb claims, but just wondering if it is worth throwing one in. I am convinced this arthritis was in part caused by being a manual worker for nigh on 40 years. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,915 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to get some expert advice regarding the IIDB. Start here. https://advicelocal.uk/

    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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