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jgardier72jgardier72 Member Posts: 5 Listener
had my medical in sept only just heard what’s happening. I have limited capability to work and I don’t have to send any more doc certs is this good or bad news my concentration is a bad today

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Limited capability for work means that you won't receive any extra money in your UC payments. It also means that you'll be placed into the work preparation group, what is expected of you will depend on your claimant commitments. You will be expected to take reasonable steps to prepare for work sometime in the future and it's possible you'll have to attend appointments.

    If you disagree with the decision then you have 1 month to request the mandatory reconsideration.
    Community champion and 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.
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 188 Pioneering
    Hi @jgardier72,

    There are 2 different elements relating to Limited capability for Work.

    The lower one, Limited Capability for Work (LCW) and the higher one which is called the Limited Capability for Work Related Activity (LCWRA). You only get an extra payment if you are in the second group. 
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • jgardier72jgardier72 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    It only says limited capability for work and it’s uc
  • jgardier72jgardier72 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I am waiting for referrals at mo as doc thinks I need 3 ops I want to appeal but don’t no how to and have mixed appeals up2 date 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Future appointments are not classed as evidence.

    The first step to an appeal is the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) before requesting this i'd advise you to get some face to face advice from an agency near you. There's criteria to be placed into the LCWRA and there's no point requesting the MR if the criteria doesn't apply to you and it's impossible to advise on an internet forum because no one knows how your conditions affect you.

    If you do decide to request it do be aware that although most of those decisions remain the same, you do risk losing everything you already have, of course your award could also increase.

    Your request should be put in writing stating why you think you should be placed into the LCWRA group and your reasons why.

    Community champion and 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.
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