I've been awarded limited capability for work. I think I owe some money. Can they take it all? — Scope | Disability forum

I've been awarded limited capability for work. I think I owe some money. Can they take it all?

kayzee67
kayzee67 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi, well on Monday two days ago,I finally had a telephone assesment after waiting 20 months! Today ,very quickly, it's been awarded and I will be back paid which is great as it's been a struggle and a worrying time.but the letter states if I owe them any money they can keep it to pay off the debt, now I'm worried sick again as I think I owe them some from the past that we were paying off monthly, do you know if they can keep all of it or a percentage etc, help please.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,500 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,
    You will only receive extra money if you were found to have LCWRA and there's no LCWRA element for a partner in with your UC.  if you were found to have LCW there's no extra money.
    If you have a debt then yes they can recover the money from any backdated money they owe.
  • kayzee67
    kayzee67 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you, it came through backdated bfor twenty months and no money taken from it and now I'm receiving a monthly amount, great result in the end!

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