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Changes To UC For Disabled Claimants

March 8, 2017

Changes to limited capability for work payments

From 3 April 2017, new Universal Credit claimants who are found to have limited capability for work following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA) will not get the limited capability for work payment of Universal Credit.

The change will not affect:

  • existing claimants who are getting the limited capability for work payment in Universal Credit before 3 April 2017
  • existing Universal Credit claimants who make a claim before 3 April 2017 on the grounds of having a health condition or disability and are later found to have limited capability for work following a WCA
  • existing Universal Credit claimants who have a further WCA on review after 3 April 2017 and are assessed as having limited capability for work – this includes claimants who change from having limited capability for work and work-related activity to having limited capability for work
  • claimants who were getting the limited capability for work payment before 3 April 2017 who are no longer getting Universal Credit due to their income and then re-claim Universal Credit within 6 months
  • existing claimants who made their claim to Universal Credit before 3 April 2017 and are found fit for work, who request a mandatory reconsideration or appeal and are then found to have limited capability for work

Claimants who are assessed as having limited capability for work and work-related activity will still get the limited capability for work and work-related activity payment of Universal Credit. This payment supports claimants whose health condition or disability means they are unable to look for work and unable to do any work-related activities.

 Changes in health conditions

Claimants must let Universal Credit know by phone or post if:

  • their condition has got better
  • their condition has got worse
  • they have a new health condition

Telephone: 0345 600 0723
Textphone: 0345 608 8551
Welsh language: 0345 600 3018
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges

Universal Credit postal address:

Universal Credit
Post Handling Site B
Wolverhampton
WV99 1AJ

If claimants don’t tell Universal Credit straightaway about these changes they could be paid more or less money than they should. They may have to pay back any money they are overpaid.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2017 6:54 pm

    Reblogged this on campertess.

  2. March 8, 2017 6:57 pm

    Does not make sense – ‘Claimants who are found to have limited capability for work following a Work Capability Assessment (WCA) will not get the limited capability for work payment of Universal Credit.’ – what the h*ll is the limited capability for work payment for then? This Govenment are totally illogical…..

    • March 9, 2017 10:25 am

      They also contradict themselves –

      Then they say…
      “Claimants who are assessed as having limited capability for work and work-related activity will still get the limited capability for work and work-related activity payment of Universal Credit. ”

      Unless…
      “limited capability for work payment”
      is different from…
      “limited capability for work and work-related activity payment”

      FFS!

      But then their job is to confuse, abuse and defraud.

      “They may have to pay back any money they are overpaid.”

      When are all of those DWP criminal abusers going to be forced to pay back every single penny of tax payers cash they’ve stolen with their fraudulent claims of honesty and professionalism?

  3. nearlydead permalink
    March 8, 2017 7:34 pm

    Reblogged this on nearlydead.

  4. March 8, 2017 9:27 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  5. March 9, 2017 10:51 pm

    good excuse to fail people who are not new claimants so they then,after appealing n winning, have to go on lower amount. (or am i more confused by this than i thought?)

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