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Mags1931 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I was told on 30th August I had qualified for LCWRA.  My sick lines started from 3rd April 2023 continuos. My UC period is from 8th of month to 7th.  I get paid on 14th of each how will my LCWRA be paid will I be due back money. All new to this so really canny figure it out. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,593 Disability Gamechanger
    There’s a full 3 month assessment period waiting time and the extra money is paid from the 4th money of your claim, starting from when you provided your first fit note. It’s not paid at all during the waiting period.

    Your waiting period will be April/May, May/June, June/July… LCWRA starts from AP 8th July to 7th August and first payment will be 14th August. This means up to now they owe you 1 months LCWRA element. You’re maximum UC entitlement will increase by £390.06/month. Assuming there were no gaps in your fit notes. 

    Any money owed will be paid separately to your usual monthly money and often takes quite a few weeks to pay it. You need to check your next statement to see if the LCWRA element is added. 

    The above advice is assuming you’re not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim. 
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 1,483 Scope online community team
    Hi @Mags1931, I know it's not always very clear, or easily accessible, when LCWRA payments will begin. I hope Poppy's response has given you a better idea.

    Keep us updated on how your situation goes?  Especially if they owe you a months worth of LCWRA or if there's any questions you have.
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