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LCWRA

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Breacon
Breacon Community member Posts: 101 Courageous
Hi All,

I received my letter from UC yesterday, finally, I am getting £164.00 this month, payable on 19th April.
Another letter regarding LCWRA stating that my extra LCWRA payment will not include any back payment for the relevant period.
Obviously I will ring them Tomorrow, as I don't really understand, the above figure is that UC or both..there is no figure on the LCWRA letter, so I'm not sure if that's included in the UC figure.
If not, how much longer do I have to wait.....
Many thanks to anyone, that can throw some light on it.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,284 Disability Gamechanger
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    UC is one monthly payment. You need to look at your statement and it will have all the elements you’re entitled to, as well as any deductions. 
    I wouldn’t expect any money owed to be included in your monthly money, this will be paid separately. 
    Are you claiming for help with any rent with your UC? And are you single or living with a partner? 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Breacon
    Breacon Community member Posts: 101 Courageous
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    Hi Poppy,
    Thank you for swift reply, I'm single & no rent to pay. Arhhh right, it says £689.19 for this month, but deducted £509.60 for ESA.
    So perhaps that is the LCWRA payment included with the UC.
    I think that seems to make better 
    Sense. ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,284 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. Yes, the LCWRA element will be included with your maximum UC entitlement. The deduction for your ESA will be worked out as a monthly amount because UC is paid monthly. The amount you'll be receiving is correct.

    From your May's payment there will be extra money because of the benefits increased from 10th April.
    Next month your UC calculation will be as follows
    standard allowance £368.74 +
    LCWRA element £390.06 = £758.80 before deductions. £561 deduction for ESA.
    Total UC £197.80/month

    Your ESA will be £129.50/week.. £259/fortnight.



    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Breacon
    Breacon Community member Posts: 101 Courageous
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    Thank you Poppy, that's going to help a great deal....
    That also gives me a guide to check against, what they say in future.

    It also states on the letter, which I assume is standard, that I may have another assessment in the future for work capability.

    I was wondering, if you might know how often people have to be reassesd etc.

    Many thanks in advance.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,284 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2023
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    Work capability assessment (WCA) decision letters do not have timescales on them. This is because both LCWRA and Support Group are ongoing awards. They will continue until a new decision says otherwise.

    Some people are assessed more often than others. At the moment all reviews are suspended for the WCA so you won't be reviewed anytime soon. When you are reviewed it will be done through UC and will apply to both benefits, so you won't need 2 assessments.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Breacon
    Breacon Community member Posts: 101 Courageous
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    Thank you, that's good then, don't need to worry about that for a while.

    Many thanks for your knowledge.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you @Breacon. We are glad to hear you are not feeling worried though  :)
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  • dahoops
    dahoops Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi just need help to sort out when lcwra due. I first went applied uc on the 26September I told them I have alot of health problems fit note from doctor handed in on 5th Oct the date on fit note till 30 th April. I had wca assessment on 4 th April and awarded lcwra on 14th April.
    My Ap is 26th to 25th uc paid 1St of the month will I be due any back payment.
    Thanks in advance
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,284 Disability Gamechanger
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    dahoops said:
    Hi just need help to sort out when lcwra due. I first went applied uc on the 26September I told them I have alot of health problems fit note from doctor handed in on 5th Oct the date on fit note till 30 th April. I had wca assessment on 4 th April and awarded lcwra on 14th April.
    My Ap is 26th to 25th uc paid 1St of the month will I be due any back payment.
    Thanks in advance
    Question answered on your thread here https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/104991/lcwra-payment#latest
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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