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WCA. Does anyone think I stand a chance of getting anywhere with the claim?

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Gem0110
Gem0110 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone I am new to the group. I need some advice please. I have long term health conditions that I have had for over 20 years and always worked. Every year I decline more and have been on UC for a long time looking for work. I decided 2 months ago after struggling for so long that I couldn’t carry on like this. I got a fit note for 2 months and have just got another for a further 2 months. 3 weeks ago I sent in my wca forms with supporting evidence from mri scans and consultant letters and also an open letter from my mental health support worker detailing the issues I have. I am on heavy medication I think so don’t know if that makes any difference. I guess I’m asking if anyone thinks I stand a chance of getting anywhere with the claim and I know it’s only been 3 weeks since I sent them in but is there a normal length of time before I will hear if I have to go to an assessment as am so anxious about it I constantly wish I had never started it but I knew I couldn’t carry on how I was. Sorry this is so long and I appreciate it if you have read this far. Gem

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,141 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm afraid no one can tell you what the outcome maybe of your work capability assessment (WCA) because we don't know exactly how your conditions affect you.
    The WCA is about the work you can do rather than the work you can't do and this is what they will assess you on. To be entitled to extra money from the 4th month after you reported your health condition you will need to be found to have LCWRA. You can see the descriptors here for this. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work-related-activity
    For LCW you can see the descriptors here but if found to have this you won't receive any extra money each month. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work
    There are huge backlogs of people waiting for WCA assessments so you could be waiting at least several months. You should expect an assessment because most people have them. This can either be face to face at an assessment centre, phone call or video call.
    Once an appointment becomes available you will be contacted.


    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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