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TOPIC: UC claim -health conditions UC50 form

UC claim -health conditions UC50 form 1 month 2 weeks ago #229858

  • Catherine Constantinou
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Can you inform me of the procedure of claiming UC with old and a new health condition? Old health conditions are listed in current Claimant Commitment (I'm on income based JSA) but a new condition that I was hoping would improve wasn't added when it began. Should I add this to my Claimant Commitment before I apply for UC?

Is the UC claim form and UC50 form completed and sent together?

Will a 'FIT NOTE' be required with the UC50 form?

Will I be required to provide medical evidence with the UC50 form?

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UC claim -health conditions UC50 form 1 month 2 weeks ago #229875

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It does not matter whether your conditions are listed in your JSA Claimant Commitment or not, UC will look at everything from scratch.

You make a claim for UC and once this is accepted you declare yourself unfit for work and ask to be assessed, you will then be sent a UC50.

You will need a Fit Note when you declare yourself as Unfit for Work.

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UC claim -health conditions UC50 form 1 month 2 weeks ago #229944

  • Catherine Constantinou
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Thank you Gordon.

I am not clear on the process:
'make a claim for UC and once this is accepted you declare yourself unfit for work and ask to be assessed'

When I make the UC claim, how is this accepted?
How do I declare myself unfit, (how does the Fit Note come into play) and ask to be assessed?
I am particularly worried if at the time I need a Fit Note the GP familiar with my case will be away?

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UC claim -health conditions UC50 form 1 month 2 weeks ago #229969

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See

www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-to-claim

You may be able to indicate you have a health problem during the claim process but if not then you can do so through your UC Journal, which is the online system you and the JC+ use to manage your claim.

Sorry, I can't help with the Fit Note.

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UC claim -health conditions UC50 form 3 weeks 5 days ago #231020

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Thank you Gordon.

When I claim UC, how is this accepted?
How do I declare myself unfit for work and ask to be assessed?

In regard Activity 9: Evacuation of the bowel and/or bladder (LCW)
That is: Absence or loss of control whilst conscious leading to extensive evacuation of the bowel and/or bladder, other than enuresis (bed-wetting), despite the wearing or use of any aids or adaptations which are normally or could reasonably be worn or used.
Activity 9 considers the ability to maintain continence of bladder or bowel, or prevent leakage from a collecting device. The descriptors take into account loss of continence while a claimant is awake/conscious and the loss of continence must lead to 'extensive' leakage of urine or faeces which is likely to require the person to have to wash and change clothing.

If I qualify for this condition, will I be put into the 'no work related' activity group?

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UC claim -health conditions UC50 form 3 weeks 5 days ago #231032

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When you make a claim for UC it will either be;

- accepted by the online system or a call operator if made over the phone
- pending further information, you will be told what the additional information is
- rejected by the online system or a call operator

Re the Incontinence requirement, if you meet the criteria monthly then you will be placed in the LCW group, if it is weekly then it will be the LCWRA group.

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