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LCWRA start date

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Redcrown464
Redcrown464 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
I was told when I handed my first fit note on to my UC journal that when i eventually get my health assessment if awarded I would get back payment. I was also told there is a back log due to covid. I have eventually had my assessment and awarded LCWRA. But now told there is no back payment. Please see there reply below please help dont know who to turn too.

The LCWRA element has been applied to your award from assessment period 8 June 2023 to 7 July 2023. There is no backdating for this as we have to apply a 3 month waiting period before the extra element is awarded.


The decision maker has deemed that your Limited capability for work and work-related activity eligibility date is 8 March 2023 (your claim start date). You then must serve three full assessment periods as a waiting period before you are entitled to the extra element. This is not something we can change and it is policy set by the government, if you disagree with this policy you can take it up with your local MP.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,150 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, you were advised correctly. The LCWRA is awarded from the date you reported your health condition, providing you sent a fit note within 7 days of that and continued to send them without any gaps until a decision is made on your WCA.

    Then there's a full 3 month assessment period waiting time before the extra money is paid, it's then paid from the 4th month of your claim because UC is paid 1 month in arrears. It's not paid at all during the waiting period. The only time the waiting period doesn't apply for new claims is if you're claiming because of end of life.

    If you started your claim on 8th March and you reported your health condition at the same time, then sent a fit note within 7 days of that, they are correct. The LCWRA starts from assessment period 8th June to 7th July and first payment will be 14th July. The same rules applied to ESA.
    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.
  • Redcrown464
    Redcrown464 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you for your advice. I was told by UC credit of back dated pay while waiting for health assessment but didn’t go into details so thank you for confirming.

    regards
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,150 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. There will only be money owed if the decision took longer than the waiting period. If you (or a partner) were receiving earnings during that time and you didn't previously have the work allowance then there maybe money owed for this. The work allowance will apply from the start of your claim. (8th March)
    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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