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WCA - LCW/LCWRA

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IntoTheFire1
IntoTheFire1 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
Hi there! I'm due to have a WCA in just under 2 weeks. But I was wondering, if I was found to have LCWRA, would any get backdated? I submitted a years worth of fit notes between 2018-2019. I had a WCA and was found to have LCW. Fast forward to March 2020. They sent me a UC50, I filled it in and sent it back, but due to the COVID and the lockdowns, I never heard anything back and didn't think anything of it until a few days ago when I received an assessment letter. So, would I be entitled to back payment if I got LCWRA or would the payments start 3 months after?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    Was the form you received in March 2020 because you reported a change to your health condition? If so then if found to have LCWRA then it will be paid from the assessment period in which you reported the  changes. 

    If it was a review started by DWP then usually it’s from the assessment period in which the decision was 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.
  • IntoTheFire1
    IntoTheFire1 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
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    Yeah, the UC50 was a review. Though, 39 months for an assessment is a long time. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    If found to have LCWRA then you could argue that had a decision been made earlier then you would have been entitled to extra money from that date. 
    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.
  • IntoTheFire1
    IntoTheFire1 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
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    Okay, I'll see how it goes and what they say. I'm absolutely dreading the assessment😬
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,978 Disability Gamechanger
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    Any updates yet @IntoTheFire1? Please feel free to keep us up to date and let us know if there's anything we can do to help  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • IntoTheFire1
    IntoTheFire1 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
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    No update as of yet, DWP have until the 30th August to send a response to my appeal, but since it's now the 26th August, and Monday is a bank holiday, I'm not betting on them having a response in time. So unsure of what will happen next? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not unusal for them not to respond by the deadline. HMCTS will extend that deadline. They usually respond eventually. If they don't respond the hearing will continue as normal.
    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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