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LCWRA HELP!

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JW2604
JW2604 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hi I have been awarded LCWRA. But I am confused I received this in my journal by my calculations 3months from December is march.
Hello Jade
The LCWRA element. this has been awarded from 19th of December 2022. This does not mean you get paid directly from this date. All those awarded the LCWRA element have to serve the relevant period. this a period of 3 months (not 3 assessment periods) from the date it is award. after the relevant period ends the assessment after that does your entitlement change.
There are no monies owed to you.
Regards
UC

Am I owed money? 
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    The three months end on 19th March. You should then be paid LCWRA for the following UC payment period which would be paid in April or May depending on what date you are paid your UC?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    JW2604 said:
    . All those awarded the LCWRA element have to serve the relevant period. this a period of 3 months (not 3 assessment periods) from the date it is award. 
    That’s not correct. The waiting period starts from when you first reported your health condition/sent your first fit note. Not from when the decision was as made. 
    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.
  • JW2604
    JW2604 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Thank you 
    My Claim started on the 19th December. My first fit note started 01.01.2023.
    My payment date is 25th each month.
    Thank you
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2023
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    If they have said LCWRA status has been awarded from 19th December and this is the start of the date then the LWRCA element should be included with the 25th April payment,
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • JW2604
    JW2604 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Thank you 😊 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you first claimed UC and reported your health condition, you should have then sent a fit note note within 7 days of that. The delay in sending the fit note can delay when the LCWRA starts from.

    Based on the information you gave your waiting period will now be, Jan to April.. LCWRA starts from 19th April to 18th May and your first payment will be 25th May. Assuming there were no gaps in your fit notes until a decision was made. No LCWRA is owed.

    If you had sent a fit note within those 7 days then your first payment would have been 25th April.

    When you receive your statement you'll need to check the LCWRA element is included.
    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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