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MIF lifted from the beginning of the relevant period

Emilia Lyczba
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Welfare Benefits Team Tower Hamlets Law Centre

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Hello All,

Would appreciate help with the below, please:

UC claimant awarded LCWRA is exempt from MIF (s.19 of WRA).

I would assume the MIF should be lifted from the beginning of the relevant period, not when the LCWRA element is actually in payment 3 months later?

Thank you in advance!

UB40
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Hi Emilia, your assumption is correct. The award of LCWRA transfers the claimant to the ” No Work Requirements ” UC conditionality group. In that group there cannot be a MIF. Payment of the LCWRA element is not relevant for that determination.

Emilia Lyczba
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Thank you so much for that!