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TOPIC: UC LCWRA group

UC LCWRA group 6 days 20 hours ago #237172

I'm helping a friend who because of the nature of her problems cannot fight against not being put into the LCWRA group for UC. she has post concussion syndrome so struggles with memory and sensory overload etc. They put her into the LCW group, but then told her she wouldn't have to attend the jobcentre etc as it would make her ill, so she would just get two phone calls a year. Isn't this admitting that she can't do work related activity, and therefore should be in the LCWRA group? They also told her that they're isn't any extra money for being ill or disabled through UC now, that your just found to not have to look for work etc, and get standard allowance, which made her think that there was nothing to fight against as she wasn't aware that there was the LCWRA group that does come with an extra element!

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UC LCWRA group 6 days 20 hours ago #237174

Hi Superstottie

I don't know whether your friend will allow you to speak to the DWP on her behalf. She has to be by the phone at least to give her permission. I agree that seems a contrary decision, so I think it would be worth putting in a call to find out exactly what they mean. Then if you are able - can you perhaps assist her in writing a mandatory reconsideration? I understand it may be too much, but in light of what they have already said, it seems worth challenging.

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