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Limited capibitity work UC backdated

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Besty7098
Besty7098 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
My new claim for UC started on the 30th July and i sent in fit notes and my LWC was accepted and i was told my money would increase on the 30th november will i get it backdated from my claim date 

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just for clarity here, was the decision LCW or LCWRA? Check the decision letter on your journal and come back to let us know.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,206 Scope online community team
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    Heya @Besty7098 and a big welcome to the community!  

    I can see BG844 has already asked you for extra info, so if you can provide that, we'll be able to give you a better answer. :) 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    If the decision was LCWRA and you reported your health condition when you first claimed UC. Then provided a fit note within 7 days of that and there were no gaps then your waiting period will be. July to Oct... LCWRA starts from 30th Oct to 29th November and first payment will be 5th December. No LCWRA element is owed. This is because it's not paid at all during the waiting period which is 3 full assessment periods.

    No extra money is paid if the decision was LCW.
    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.
  • Besty7098
    Besty7098 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited October 2023
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    Yes it was LCWRA and i put the fit note in 3 days after my claim the fit note was for 3 months for mental health does this mean i will get a back pay and if so how much and when 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    Besty7098 said:
     does this mean i will get a back pay and if so how much and when 


    No LCWRA element is owed because as i advised here.
    This is because it's not paid at all during the waiting period which is 3 full assessment periods.


    Your first payment will be 5th December. Providing you reported your health condition on the same date you submitted your claim on 30th July.

    If you didn't report your health condition until 3 days later (same time you provided the first fit note) then your first payment will be 5th January 2024.

    If you or a partner, (if you're claiming with one) were receiving earnings from working since you started your UC claim and you didn't previously have the work allowance then you will be owed some money for that.



    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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