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Lcwra backdated payments..

jawh
jawh Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited July 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi, I was just wondering if someone could help me.. I have been claiming uc for a long time and started to hand in continuation sick notes from at least January 2021 recorded on my journal until now.. my assessment period is from the 25th to the 24th each month. This month was from November 25th until dec 24th and I received this January payment 3rd 2021 I had my assessment on the 23rd June 2023 and I been put on lcwra on the 22nd July! 
I am wondering if someone could let me know what I should get in a backdated payment please.
Thank you. 
Joseph. 

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    I will need to know the exact date you reported your health condition/sent your first fit note.

    Without knowing that it will be paid from either May or June 2021.

    That's an awful long time to wait for a decision. Was this your first work capability assessment? Or did you have one previously to this?
    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.
  • jawh
    jawh Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi again. I first entered my sick note on the 23rd December 2020.. I have had continuous sick notes since then.. they took a very long time to ask me to do an assessment and I thought this was due to Covid.. I had put off the assessment for about 4 months or so as I have been extremely ill, they was ok with this and I have just recently completed it and had my decision back. 
    Thanks for helping.
  • jawh
    jawh Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Just to answer properly, yes this was my first assessment since that first sick note on the 23rd December 2020.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    That means your waiting period will be Dec 2020 to March 2021. LCWRA starts from AP 25th March to 24th April and first payment will be 30th April 2021.

    It often takes quite a few weeks to pay what is owed. Before they do this they will need to recalculate your past statements. This is to work out how much you've already been paid against what you should have been paid and you will then receive the difference between the 2. Once this is done you'll receive a letter on your journal tell you how much is owed and it will then be paid into your bank.

    Once your statements are recalculated they will replace the existing ones so you may want to take copies of them now before you lose them completely.
    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.
  • jawh
    jawh Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    ok then.. am I correct in thinking that they can only back date lcwra for 13 months? I shall take pictures of my payments from dec 2020 now and keep them safe. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    jawh said:
    ok then.. am I correct in thinking that they can only back date lcwra for 13 months?
    No, I have no idea where you got that from but it’s not correct. 

    As I advised based on the information you gave it will be from 30th April 2021. 
    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.
  • jawh
    jawh Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi again. It says it on a Google search so I didn’t quite believe it.. thank you very much for your help! Been awarded exactly as you said. Huge backdate! 
    Thanks ever so much.
    joeeph. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    You highly likely misread what you seen. Glad it's been sorted!
    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.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 10,935 Scope online community team
    jawh said:
    thank you very much for your help! Been awarded exactly as you said. Huge backdate! 
    Thanks ever so much.
    Great news @jawh! And I'm pleased @poppy123456 was able to help you with this, thanks Poppy.
    Community Manager
    Scope
  • jawh
    jawh Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Probably misread it.. all good though as I got a lot more than I thought! 
    Thanks once again. 

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