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ldnbaby59
ldnbaby59 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi

I recently was found to have LCW not the full LCWRA. I was in a coercive relationship and since then I have suffered from debilitating anxiety and depression with ptsd. I do not go out at all. i have trouble sleeping , frequent nightmares. I constantly live in fear of my abuser turning up to my address. I can’t even do simple activities due to the sheer state i am in. i got my full medical report back from the decision maker and one part that stood out was “ The condition history and mental state examination does not suggest there would be a substantial risk to the mental or physical health of any person if they were found capable of work related activity” i disagree , i can’t imagine being made to go to a course , a job centre interview. i live in fear that anyone i come across that i don’t know will know my abuser and reveal things about me to him. i have a young daughter who i can not leave with anyone or put into nursery to work due to the sheer lack of trust i now have.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can challenge that decision by requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration. You can do this on your journal, if you have access to one.
    You need to state why you think you should be found to have LCWRA. You can see them here https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work-related-activity
    Timescales for the MR decision is 2-12 weeks. If that decision doesn’t change (most don’t) then you can proceed to Tribunal.
    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.
  • ldnbaby59
    ldnbaby59 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    You can challenge that decision by requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration. You can do this on your journal, if you have access to one.
    You need to state why you think you should be found to have LCWRA. You can see them here https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work-related-activity
    Timescales for the MR decision is 2-12 weeks. If that decision doesn’t change (most don’t) then you can proceed to Tribunal.
    i have already submitted a MR with some more information expanding on how doing work focussed searches or whatnot would be detrimental to me 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then all you can do now is wait for that decision.
    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: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @ldnbaby59!

    I've just sent you an email from community@scope.org.uk, so please do keep an eye out for that if you can :)

    How did you find submitting the MR? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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