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Why is it taking so long to get the LCWRA ball rolling

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rachaelmarvin
rachaelmarvin Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi guys. 

I'm getting really stressed out and finding things very tricky at the moment. I was signed off last July (had a mental breakdown) ended up having assessments etc and now have great support from my mental health nurse and local team. Anyways I have been sending in fitnotes since July, up until then I've always worked and been a single mum of two. I have finally been assessed for LCWRA this year in Jan. Is it me or has it taken ages? I'm unable to get any advances etc as my earnings from last year were deemed sufficient (under a grand a month) I'm rambling on anyway I just wonder will be even be awarded how long will I have to wait and will it be backdated. Sorry for the essay money is so tight and I'm not in the best of places mentally. (Better than I was though!) Thanks xx

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry things are bad for you @rachaelmarvin. Not unusual to wait that long and people have waited much longer for assessment which is crazy.

    For the advances, they're supposed to look at your last 6 months of income so if you've not had any wages since July or earned less than 2600 in the last 6 months you should be eligible. They're not great though if you're already struggling as then your monthly payments will be slightly less to pay off the advance. 

    LCWRA if you are awarded will be backdated to 3 full assessment periods after your first fit note as long as there have been no gaps in them <3 x
  • rachaelmarvin
    rachaelmarvin Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Aww thankyou for shedding some light on this for me x
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    I would just like to add a warm welcome @rachaelmarvin. It is great to see you have joined us.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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