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LCWRA

Welshred78
Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
Hello I am hoping that you can help me I currently receive LCWRA but it's the lower rate. I was wondering how I go about reapplying for the higher rate? I am in receipt of PIP and I get the higher rate as I get a car through the motability scheme any help would be gratefully received, Thank you.

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2023
    This is no lower or higher level of LCWRA. It is only paid at one rate.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/universal-credit-rates I looked this up and I receive no extra money despite my condition getting worse (Osteoarthritis) which I have been told will only see some improvement with having a fusion by my consultant which he won't perform due to my age (43) plus there is a huge waiting list anyway...
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Were you found to have LCW and not LCWRA? If so then this will be why you’re not entitled to any extra money. Those that claimed after April 2017 will not receive any extra money for LCW. 
    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    In a previous thread in 2022 you were found to have LCW by a Tribunal. You said you were going to report a change of health condition, did you do that?
    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.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Were you found to have LCW and not LCWRA? If so then this will be why you’re not entitled to any extra money. Those that claimed after April 2017 will not receive any extra money for LCW. 
    Hi I think that was the issue but I was told I could reapply for LCWRA now is that not true? I get basic UC and my PIP 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Were you found to have LCW and not LCWRA? If so then this will be why you’re not entitled to any extra money. Those that claimed after April 2017 will not receive any extra money for LCW. 
    Hi I think that was the issue but I was told I could reapply for LCWRA now is that not true? I get basic UC and my PIP 
    As poppy refers to, if the impact of your health on you has got worse then you can be report a change and can then have a reassessment. However you cannot ask to be reassessed if there has been no change.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    calcotti said:
    Were you found to have LCW and not LCWRA? If so then this will be why you’re not entitled to any extra money. Those that claimed after April 2017 will not receive any extra money for LCW. 
    Hi I think that was the issue but I was told I could reapply for LCWRA now is that not true? I get basic UC and my PIP 
    As poppy refers to, if the impact of your health on you has got worse then you can be report a change and can then have a reassessment. However you cannot ask to be reassessed if there has been no change.
    Hi thank you for getting back to me I think I got it wrong when I asked my work coach they said there was a backlog to be reassessments? What would be my best course of action? Do it through my journal or something else? Again thank you for taking the time to reply.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Were you found to have LCW and not LCWRA? If so then this will be why you’re not entitled to any extra money. Those that claimed after April 2017 will not receive any extra money for LCW. 
    Hi sorry I didn't see this comment I did and was told that there is a backlog and that they would notify me when I could report the decline in my condition is this true? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Reviews are suspended which is why you haven't been referred for another assessment. If your conditions gave got worse and you think you qualify for LCWRA then you can report a change of health condition, supported by fit notes and then you'll be referred for another WCA.

    Before doing this you need to make sure you can qualify for LCWRA because it's pointless going through the process again if you can't. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work-related-activity

    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.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Reviews are suspended which is why you haven't been referred for another assessment. If your conditions gave got worse and you think you qualify for LCWRA then you can report a change of health condition, supported by fit notes and then you'll be referred for another WCA.

    Before doing this you need to make sure you can qualify for LCWRA because it's pointless going through the process again if you can't. https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/universal-credit-uc/uc-faq/limited-capability-for-work-related-activity

    My mobility has decreased significantly and the pain is excruciating non stop and I do get PIP I haven't had to get a fit note for a long time I could go and see my Dr if needs be as they are aware of my condition etc as I have said in a previous post the consultant is unwilling to operate due to my age (for the fusion)   
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2023
    Fit notes were no longer needed once the decision was made on your previous WCA. When you report a change of circumstances and report changes to your health then it should automatically prompt an action on your to do list to report a fit note.
    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.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Fit notes were no longer needed once the decision was made on your previous WCA. When you report a change of circumstances and report changes to your health then it should automatically prompt an action on your to do list to report a fit note.
    Thank you so much for your help I will get one from my Dr and if needed one from my consultant hope you have a lovely evening.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. You don't need a fit note from both your GP and Consultant. From your GP will be fine but you need to make sure you continue to send them without any gaps until a decision is made on your claim.
    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.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Good evening everyone I come bearing good news! I have finally  been awarded LCWRA even though I should have been when I was first awarded PIP but I digress lol. What I have come to ask is will I be getting back pay from when I applied for it in October of last year? I have been getting universal credit LCW but didn't receive any extra money any help would be gratefully received, Thank you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    That's good news. As you already had LCW then the extra money will be paid from the assessment period in which you reported a change in health condition, supported by a fit note.

    You said you reported it in October 2022 but in May 2023 i gave you advice to report the changes and provide a fit note to support that. 

    Can you please confirm when exactly you did that and what dates your assessment periods cover or what date you usually receive your money each month.
    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.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    That's good news. As you already had LCW then the extra money will be paid from the assessment period in which you reported a change in health condition, supported by a fit note.

    You said you reported it in October 2022 but in May 2023 i gave you advice to report the changes and provide a fit note to support that. 

    Can you please confirm when exactly you did that and what dates your assessment periods cover or what date you usually receive your money each month.
    Hi Poppy 

    I didn't say October 2022 but I do see where there could be some confusion I meant October 2023 I did supply a sick note with the changes in my situation 25 September 2023 my mistake sorry and 18 Oct 2023 is when I was referred for a capability assessment I receive my money on the 23rd of every month.

    Thank you 

    Paul
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Can i please ask you to have another check on those dates because we are now in Jan 2024. You last posted here in May 2023 and you were advised that you can report a change back then. Are you saying you didn't but waited until 18th October 2023, which was 5 months after you were advised to report the changes?

    If it was definitely 18th October 2023 then then your first payment for the LCWRA element will be assessment period 17th October to 16th November and first payment would be 23rd November. Therefore up to now they owe you 2 months LCWRA element.
    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.
  • Welshred78
    Welshred78 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
    Hi Poppy 

    I was told by my work coach that I was unable to re apply for LCWRA due to a backlog if anything I was too trusting (or stupid) it is my own fault I appreciate every piece of advice given to me a lot happened in that 5 month period including the loss of family members. I'd like to thank you again for everything you have helped me with in the nicest possible way I hope I don't have to speak to you again lol.

    Paul

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