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Backdated LCWRA while I was SSP

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emma2534578
emma2534578 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hiyya just seeing if anyone can help me with this one, it’s to find out if I’m entitled to backdated LCWRA. Sorry if this huge paragraph is confusing lol

I didn’t revive any back payment when I was award LWCR - the award letter arrived in March 2023 and I got my first payment of LWCR in August 2023.

Bit of context I made a universal credit account early in 2022 as I was on low income but I was still employed.

In June 2022 i reported a change in circumstances for my health and work. I ended up going on SSP for well over a year. This was from June 2022- April 2023 when I was terminated from my job due to ill health  

I’m confused if anything backdated payment would be eligible if I was employed on SSP or if it matters at all in But during this I was providing sick notes to universal credit for June 2022 - April 2033, till the decision for my LWCR March 2023 

I guess the question would be, given my situation would it be backed at all to June 2022 when I first reported the change of circumstances and health. This is also my very first fit note. Keeping in mind I was still employed and on SSP (don’t know if it effects or not lol)

or would it be backdated from April 2023 when I was no longer employed. 

Here’s some dates and context to make it more easy to understand:

4th June 2022 - change of circumstances health declared 

6th of June 2022 - “You will have to continue to upload Fit Notes from your Doctor. A work coach will then look in to referring you for a Work Capability Assessment.

During this time in between i was submitting fit notes to universal credit while on SSP. 

January 6th of 2023 - assessment period  

March 27th of 2023 - Award letter LCWRA 

April 1st of  2023 - terminated from job due to I’ll health. 

August 5th of 2023 - 1st LCWR payment included into my entitlement.


I’m overall confused if my SSP and being employed effects the back payment or it’s it doesn’t matter and gets backdated to a certain period or time

Really appreciate any help you can offer and thank you so much for your time as well.


Emma :) 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,134 Disability Gamechanger
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    SSP doesn't affect when the LCWRA element is paid from. The waiting period is 3 full assessment periods and the extra money is paid from the 4th month after 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.

    I don't know what you mean by this..

    January 6th of 2023 - assessment period  


    An assessment period (AP) for UC lasts for 30 days each month and your money is paid at the end of that month. The first day of your assessment period will be the date you first submitted your UC claim way back in 2022.

    If you receive your usual payments on 5th of every month then your assessment periods will be 30th to 29th of every month.

    Based on the information you gave then your waiting period will be June/July, July/Aug, Aug/Sept.. LCWRA starts from AP 30th Sept to 29th Oct and first LCWRA payment should have been 5th November 2022. This means they owe you some money.

    Also, before you were found to have LCWRA if you didn't have children on your claim then you wouldn't have had the work allowance. 

    Once you were found to have LCWRA then the work allowance would have applied to you from the AP in which you reported your first fit note... 30th May to 29th June 2022. This means they will owe you some money for this because the work allowance means you can receive a certain amount of earnings each month before the 55% deductions apply. If you claim for help with your rent it will be £379/month, if you don't it will be £631/month. Please note that the WA figures are from April 2023. Before the increase they would have been slightly less.

    For the money that's owed to you then i'd advise you to put a note onto your journal under the "payment" section and ask about the money they owe you for the LCWRA element (and work allowance, if you didn't previously have this) tell them the date you first provided your fit note and also remind them that the waiting period is 3 full assessment periods starting from when you provided evidence of your health conditions.

    I hope this helps.
    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.
  • emma2534578
    emma2534578 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thank you so much for responding, i was worried it fleas going to effect. The January assessment period is when I did the health assessment phone call, written questioner etc

    I have no children just my partner who I have under carer element which is also getting back dated to when I started getting PIP

    I also claim housing so my past entitlement page was for “housing” and “standard allowance”

    I haven’t got work allowance is any of my past payments and only started getting it around May 2023 that’s when it started showing up on my page.

    ive done what you’ve said an left a note in my journal. I’ll let this page know and comment back is everything goes fine or not.

    again really appreciate you’re comment as it’s helped me out understanding. Thank you :) 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,134 Disability Gamechanger
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    You’re welcome. For the work allowance going forward if you no longer receive any earnings then of course you won’t benefit from the work allowance. 
    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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