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Lwcra entitlement

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Ozzyuk69
Ozzyuk69 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi , I started giving sick notes from the 6th April 2023, I was assessed as having lwcra July 21st when should I be receiving the extra payment as there is nothing on my journal saying anything only that I don’t have to do any work related activities or seek work 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    First payment will be either August or September. The exact date will depend on what date you usually receive your money each month. No LCWRA element is owed.
    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.
  • Ozzyuk69
    Ozzyuk69 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you when you say no element is owed does this mean as In back pay? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
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    Ozzyuk69 said:
    Thank you when you say no element is owed does this mean as In back pay? 

    That's correct for the LCWRA. This is because it's not paid at all during the waiting period. Which is 3 full assessment periods. It then starts from the 4th month, with first payment at the end of that month.

    If you or a partner (if you claim with one)  were receiving earnings since you reported your health condition and you didn't previously have the work allowance then they will owe you some money for this. If no earnings were received they won't owe you any money.

    What date do you usually receive your money each month? You didn't answer that question.
    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.
  • Ozzyuk69
    Ozzyuk69 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I get my payment tomorrow but it’s not in this months payment I finished work on ill health in March my first uc payment was in may thank you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's not showing in this months payment because you're not entitled to it this month because of the waiting period. 

    If payment is on 9th of each month, this means your assessment periods are 3rd to 2nd of every month. You said you reported your first fit note 6th April. Did you report your health condition when you first claimed UC on 2nd April? 

    If you did then your waiting period will be April to July.. LCWRA starts from assessment period 3rd July to 2nd August and first payment will be 9thAugust.

    If you didn't report your health condition when you first claimed UC then your first payment will be 9th September. Regardless of which date you reported it, you're not owed any LCWRA element because it's not paid at all during the waiting period.
    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.
  • Ozzyuk69
    Ozzyuk69 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    My first note was submitted on the 4th April 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    That doesn't change the advice i gave here.


    If payment is on 9th of each month, this means your assessment periods are 3rd to 2nd of every month. You said you reported your first fit note 6th April. Did you report your health condition when you first claimed UC on 2nd April? 

    If you did then your waiting period will be April to July.. LCWRA starts from assessment period 3rd July to 2nd August and first payment will be 9thAugust.

    If you didn't report your health condition when you first claimed UC then your first payment will be 9th September. Regardless of which date you reported it, you're not owed any LCWRA element because it's not paid at all during the waiting period.


    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.
  • Ozzyuk69
    Ozzyuk69 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Many thanks for your advice much appreciated 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome.
    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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