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Hi, my name is Ryan1115! I applied for uc in May

Ryan1115 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2023 in Start here and say hello!
I applied for uc in May and handed in a sick note on the 30th May and sent sick notes continuously until I was informed of my entitlement of lcwra on 14th August I got my first lcwra payment on 1st October am I entitled to any back payments????


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,656 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ryan1115 hi and welcome to scope hope you are ok?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,237 Disability Gamechanger
    Based on that information your first payment would be 1st October, which you received so no LCWRA element is owed.

    This is because there's a full 3 month assessment period waiting time and the extra money is paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition/sent your first fit note. It's then paid at the end of the 4th month. It's not paid at all during the waiting period.

    Your waiting period will be May/June, June/July, July/August... LCWRA starts from assessment period 25th August to 24th Sept and first payment was 1st October.

    If you or a partner were receiving earnings since you started your claim and you didn't previously have the work allowance, you will be owed some money for that.
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ryan1115

    Welcome to the community! :) How have you been? 
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