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Hi could anyone help me and explain with my first LCWRA payment

Jdi231
Jdi231 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help and explain if I've got anything wrong, I sent in my first Fit note in my journal on 25/04/23 and I was given a letter explaining that I'm now on LCWRA on 1/08/23, I was sent my statement today regarding my payment however my LCWRA wasn't included and I'm wondering if anyone could help explain when I might get my first payment as it's now been past the 3 months wait period so I thought id receive my first payment from it this month.
Thank you.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
    Can you please confirm what dates your assessment periods cover, or 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.
  • Jdi231
    Jdi231 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    I sent my assessment letter on 05/06/23 and then had my Call assessment on 05/07/23 and was given the confirmation letter explaining that I was now on LCWRA on 01/08/23, my payment date is the 20th of each month. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks. With payment date being 20th of each month this means your assessment periods (AP) are 14th to 13th of every month. You provided your first fit note in AP 14th April to 13th May, which doesn't count because you sent it in the middle of that AP. It has to be 3 full assessment periods, the LCWRA then starts from the 4th month, with payment at the end of that month.

    Therefore your waiting period will be May/June, June/July, July/August.. LCWRA starts from AP 14th August to 13th September and first payment will be 20th September. No LCWRA element is owed.

    If you didn't previously have the work allowance and you/or a partner were receiving earnings since you provided your first fit note then you'll be owed some money for that. If no earnings were received then no money 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.
  • Jdi231
    Jdi231 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Alright thank you so much for the help, it was really confusing :smile:
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Yes, it confuses a lot of people.
    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.
  • Jdi231
    Jdi231 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Sorry about this ive just one more question as for the payment for LCWRA, I read on the UC website that the standard payment for LCWRA is £390.06 a month, I'm currently just on the standard allowance of £292.11, does that mean ill get both payments monthly starting Sep or will I just be getting the LCWRA payment ?
    Thank you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    Jdi231 said:
    Sorry about this ive just one more question as for the payment for LCWRA, I read on the UC website that the standard payment for LCWRA is £390.06 a month, I'm currently just on the standard allowance of £292.11, does that mean ill get both payments monthly starting Sep or will I just be getting the LCWRA payment ?
    Thank you.

    Question answered on your other thread here. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/109004/hi-could-anyone-help-me-with-how-the-payments-work#latest

    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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