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Been awarded LCWRA. How long does it take to be paid?

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Paulpaul
Paulpaul Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited January 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
I've just been awarded LCWRA part of universal credit I've been handing in sick notes since 19th August 22 and got my disicion bk couple of days ago how long does it take to be paid it as my next payment is on the 20th and it's not on my statement 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's a full 3 month assessment period waiting time and the extra money is paid from the 4th month after you first reported your health condition. Providing you sent a fit note withint 7 days of that and continued to send them without any gaps until a decision was made on your claim. It's not paid at all during this time.

    If 19th August was the date you reported your health condition as well as send your first fit note then your waiting period will be, Sept to Dec... LCWRA starts from Dec 14th to Jan 13th and first payment would be Jan 20th. This means they owe you 1 months LCWRA element.

    The reason it wasn't added to this months statement is because the decision was only made a couple of days ago and you had already had your statement by that time.

    It can take a few weeks to pay what they owe you. They first need to recalculate your past statement to work out how much they owe. Once they is done you'll receive a letter on your journal telling you how much they owe.

    The above information assumes you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim.




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    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would just like to add a warm welcome @Paulpaul. It is great to see you have joined us.

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