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LCWRA & ESA backpay

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JB2023
JB2023 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
I’ve just had my health assessment which we got through 20 minutes and the health assessor said I think it’s pretty clear your disability is severe for every day life so we will stop it there and you’ll get a letter in 2-6 weeks. 

I’m guessing that means I’ll be placed in LCWRA and support group ESA as she was pretty certain. 

My question is how does back pay work for ESA and LCWRA? Will I get back pay for both elements or just the one or none? 

And from when will I get back pay from first claiming ESA 

and from first sending in sick notes for UC after leaving work on medical grounds. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    You need to wait for the decision because it's not final until it's made. Though it has been known for myself that they will stop if they have enough of information.

    For ESA it will be from the 14th week of your claim. For UC it's from the 4th month after you reported your health condition. Although it's very complicated because if you've been claiming ESA the whole time and it's been longer than 14 weeks they will owe you money for that but it's deducted in full from any UC entitlement. If they owe you money for UC then you'll receive money for that but then you'll have an overpayment for ESA because it's always deducted in full from UC.

    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.
  • JB2023
    JB2023 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    So I first reported my fit note in late March so does that mean it will have been more than 4 months and I’ll be owed a month? 

    But then the ESA will deduct from it anyway? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    It depends on the exact date you reported your health condition/sent your first fit note and what date you usually receive your money each month.

    When did you claim ESA? Yes the ESA deduction will increase per month because if in the Support Group then you will receive £129.50/week. Therefore the deduction for UC will be £561.16/month.

    LCWRA element of UC is £390.06/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.

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