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DWP Shares 12 Medical Conditions That Give Claimants of Universal Credit a £320 Bonus – Entire List Disclosed

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has disclosed that benefit claimants who are impacted by certain health conditions may be eligible for a considerable £390 monthly boost. This is a big move.

The limited capability for work and work-related activities (LCWRA) boost is intended to assist Universal Credit recipients who are unable to work because of illnesses or disabilities.

Furthermore, beginning in April, this boost will grow to £416 per month, which represents a crucial increase in support for claimants who are more disadvantaged. Roughly 1.4 million of the two million Universal Credit claimants were identified and got the LCWRA top-up between January 2022 and November 2023, according to DWP statistics that was published by the Mirror.

It is important to remember, though, that the LCW top-up is only available to those who were assigned to that group before to April 2017. To promote openness, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has made available a detailed list that includes the numbers that correlate to the conditions that individuals had during their work capability assessment:

  • Disorders of the mind and behavior: 874,000
    Digestionary system disorders: 286,000
    Circulatory system disorders: 261,000
    respiratory system illnesses: 236,000
  • Nervous system disorders: 188,000
    results that are not otherwise classified: 127,000
    Conditions affecting the eyes and adnexa: 122,000
    Ear and mastoid process diseases: 79,000
    Skin and subcutaneous system illnesses: 78,000

A closer look at the data shows that over 69% of the 1.2 million people who were evaluated had a mental health condition recorded against them. Notably, ninety percent of claimants had a mental health issue and were classified as having restricted competence for work.

This revelation highlights the need of individualized care for people facing health issues and confirms the DWP’s dedication to provide those in need essential help.

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