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Albertvictor
Albertvictor Community member Posts: 14 Listener
edited May 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
I received my first payment of LCWRA on the 02/05/23, I put my first sick note on on 25/07/22, I know about the three month waiting period but will I be entitled to back payment after that? I have read in some places that it will be definite and others maybe I’m entitled so I am confused. Can you please help? 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
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    It should be payable from December or January depending on when your UC is paid.
  • Albertvictor
    Albertvictor Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    Thank you. That’s what I was thinking but because I’ve had a first payment it’s made me think I’m not going to get it ? What do you think ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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    Money owed is usually paid separately to your usual monthly money and often takes quite a few weeks to pay it. They first have to recalculate your past statements to work out how much you've received against how much you should have received. You'll then receive the difference between the 2. Once it's done you'll receive a letter on your journal telling you how much and it will then be paid into your bank.

    Put a message on your journal under the payment section and ask about the money that's owed.
  • Albertvictor
    Albertvictor Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    Thank you for your reply, I put a comment on my journal on the 08/05/23 but no one has replied to me I get paid again on the 02/03/23 so maybe they will add it onto that
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,299 Championing
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    I get paid again on the 02/03/23 so maybe they will add it onto that
    02/03/23? That was a typo and should be 02/06. 
    It won’t be included in your usual payment. It will be as a separate payment and they can’t do that until your past statements have been recalculated. 
  • Albertvictor
    Albertvictor Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    Yes was a typo😊 ok thank you for your help. Hopefully I will hear soon 
  • Albertvictor
    Albertvictor Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    Hi just to let you know I finally got my backpay a few days after my question, they back dated it to October. Thanks though for all your help in answering my question x
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Thanks for updating @Albertvictor, that's great news!