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Just been told don't need to go for lcw assessment, what could happen now?

margokilnamargokilna Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi can you advise plz just been told don't need to go for lcw assessment been completed do you know what could happen now ? 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    If you've had a paper based assessment then you'll need to wait for a decision to be made. You can ring DWP to request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you this will give you some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.

    May i ask if this is your first ever work capability assessment? Or are you currently in a group?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • margokilnamargokilna Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I was in receipt of lcw and e s a also severe disability premiums all of this stoped when my partner who is in full time employment moved in I still get my d.l.a. I asked for uc as was told would be able to get my law transferred I am still waiting for a dession have been since 25 September  is there any thing I can do now ? Thanks 
  • margokilnamargokilna Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I was in the group I've been ill for many years have never been for a medical and this is the first l.c.w that I have been asked to fill in thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you transferred from ESA then your ESA award should have transferred across to UC. If your ESA claim originally started before April 2017 then you should have continued to receive the extra LCW element of UC.

    You will of course completely lose the SDP because the disability premiums don't exist under UC.

    If you've recently filled out a new work capability assessment then you'll need to wait for a decision on that claim. If no face to face assessment is needed then you can't be found fit for work without an assessment so the decision will either be LCW or LCWRA.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,971

    Scope community team

    Hello @margokilna and welcome to the community. I'm sorry you've had to wait so long,  your LCW should have transferred with your ESA. I hope you hear back soon.

    Thanks for all your help here @poppy123456. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • margokilnamargokilna Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thankyou I just received a phone call they have awarded me l.c.w.r.a and back dated until the day I put in for it I just came across this site today you'd are doing a great job as there must be a lot of people in my position thanks a lot 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,971

    Scope community team

    That's great @margokilna, really pleased for you! :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • margokilnamargokilna Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thankyou very much you'd all do a great job and help people by answering the question we put to you thanks again .

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