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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…

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