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debbie123
debbie123 Community member Posts: 4 Courageous
Hi I have been awarded LCWRA from the 28th of July 2023, I'm unclear as to when I will receive my first payment. I understand that there is a 91 day waiting period, is that from when I had been awarded, or from when I began sending in sick notes? Many thanks 🙏

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    It starts from when 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 was made on your WCA. The waiting period is 3 full assessment periods. It's then starts from the 4th month with payment at the end of that month.

    When it's paid from will depend on the answer to these 2 questions. What date exactly did you report your health condition/send your first fit note?

    What date exactly do 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.
  • debbie123
    debbie123 Community member Posts: 4 Courageous
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    Hi and thanks  :) 
    My fit note was submitted and accepted on the 10th of May.
    My payments go into my account on the 8th of each month
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks. Then your waiting period will be June to September. LCWRA starts from 2nd Sept to 1st October and first LCWRA payment will be 8th October. No LCWRA element is owed.

    If you or a partner were receiving earnings since you sent your first fit note and you didn't previously have the work allowance then you'll be owed some money from that. The work allowance will apply from the assessment period in which you sent your first fit note.. 2nd May to 1st June.
    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.
  • debbie123
    debbie123 Community member Posts: 4 Courageous
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    Thank you, that is really helpful. It's all rather confusing 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,151 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. Yes, i agree it is confusing.
    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
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    Congrats on being awarded LCWRA @debbie123 I bet you feel relieved after going through the process :)
    Hannah - She / Her

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