Understanding Work-Related Activity
A key term in the LCWRA process is ‘work-related activity’, referring to tasks or actions that a claimant can do to improve their chances of finding work in the future.
If their assessment determines that they have limited capability for work but can still perform some activities, a UC claimant could be assigned to a work-related activity group.
Participation in work-related activities is often discussed in a journal message between the claimant and their work coach.
This aims to establish a clear path towards potential employment, whilst also taking the claimant’s health condition and capabilities into account. Whilst this can be slightly daunting for a first-time claimant, it is a crucial part of the LCWRA process.
As these activities offer a tailored approach designed to provide the very best support for each individual, the assigned activities vary greatly from person to person.
For instance, examples of this include attending workshops, completing an online course, or even just reading relevant resources.
The importance of engaging in work-related activities cannot be understated. It is important to note that it’s not just about meeting work-related requirements. Rather, it is about helping claimants to feel productive, valued, and hopeful about their future employment prospects.