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Hi, my name is Gaz_k1980! I've had a health assessment and passed it

Gaz_k1980 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I've had a health assessment and passed it 3 weeks now I've been told lcwra I'm on now I'm not getting no back pay i put my 1st sicknotes on the 6th of march there saying I don't get the extra money for 3 months with no back pay


  • Gaz_k1980
    Gaz_k1980 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    It as really messed my head up 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,149 Disability Gamechanger
    The waiting period is 3 full assessment periods and the extra money is paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition. You must have reported your fit note within 7 days of that and continued to send them without any gaps until a decision is made on your WCA. It's not paid at all during the waiting period.

    Based on the limited information you gave your first payment will be either July or August. The exact date will depend on 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.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Gaz_k1980

    Welcome to the community! :) I see Poppy has answered your query. I know it can be a stressful waiting period. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the community if you need to talk. I hope we can be a support for you <3
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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