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LCWRA - Reassessment

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davidnmartin
davidnmartin Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hello , I was awarded LCWRA August 2021. ( Stated period 21 months ) 

Today I received a request from UC for a sick note. Surely my LCWRA which is an ongoing award, I don't need to send a sick notes until such time im reassessed ? 

How would you respond to the request for the sick note? 

Thank you 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    Send a message on the journal saying “As I was found to have LCWRA I understand that I am not required to provide Fit Notes. Before I approach my GP please advise why you are asking for a Fit Note,”

    See if you can find the letter sent to you via the journal which told you that you had been awarded LCWRA. That letter should also state that you are no longer required to provide Fit Notes. You could refer to that letter.
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  • davidnmartin
    davidnmartin Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
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    I've had this request on my journal for about a year. I spoke to UC about it when I first got it and they said I don't have to send any sick notes as I'm in receipt of lcwra. Must just be an error. But to be safe I'd go with @calcotti advice 👍
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    davidnmartin Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @davidnmartin. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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