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I think I applied for LCWRA instead of PIP by accident. Could I stop LCWRA as I'm over max savings?

SanmichelleSanmichelle Member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi l have had a phone assesment for capabilites for work l think l have applied for wrong benefit and should have been pip. If l am successful can l apply for pip and stop LCWRA  as l am over amount in savings. TIA

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,974 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Yes you can apply for PIPregardkess if the outcome if your work capability they are completely separate benefits 

    I presume you applied for UC or esa ? You need to inform dwp if you are over savings threshold 
  • SanmichelleSanmichelle Member Posts: 9 Listener
    To be perfectly honest l cannot remember l am in such a bad place since nov l cannot remember half of things l have said or done.l.had my assessment last Wednesday many thanks
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,669 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 30
    You don’t apply for LCWRA as a separate benefit.

    if you applied for new style ESA it is not means tested so is not affected by savings.

    if you applied for UC you will have had to declare your savings as part of the claim process and if you are over the £16,000 limit your claim would be refused. Obviously if you did apply for UC and did not declare your savings you do need to now declare them.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • SanmichelleSanmichelle Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi l can rember claiming for esa contributions but l had used  my quota so they send me forms for capacity for work.thanks
  • SanmichelleSanmichelle Member Posts: 9 Listener
    They also send letter to gp
  • SanmichelleSanmichelle Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Hi can l ask when making a pip claim can you describe more than one condition on the form
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,669 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi can l ask when making a pip claim can you describe more than one condition on the form
    You need to explain all the difficulties you have the majority of the time as a consequence of ill health however many conditions,  that may involve.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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