Hi, my name is lillian0! I've been awarded LCWRA — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Please read our updated community house rules and community guidelines.

Hi, my name is lillian0! I've been awarded LCWRA

lillian0 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 14 in Universal Credit (UC)
I've been awarded lmrca benefit reported  it on 080623  but if are saying i can only get payment on 20 1023 but not saying how much do you know how much it is as i haven't been told and does it effect my uc 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,618 Disability Gamechanger
    LCWRA is part of UC and increases your maximum entitlement by £390.06/month. It will be included in your usual monthly payment.

    There's a full 3 month assessment period waiting time and the extra money is then 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 the decision was made on your WCA. It's not paid at all during the waiting period.

    If you reported your health condition/sent first fit note on 8/6/2023 and you usually receive your UC payment on 20th of every month then your waiting period will be as follows. ..

    June/July, July/Aug, Aug/sept.. LCWRA starts from assessment period 14th Sept to 13th Oct and first payment will be 20th October. No LCWRA element is owed. You need to check your next statement to make sure the element is included.

    The above advice is assuming you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim.
    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.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 5,879 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @lillian0

    Welcome to the community! :) Congrats on being awarded LCWRA! I hope Poppy's advice helped? 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.
    Want to give us feedback? Complete our feedback form now.


Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Do you need advice on your energy costs?

Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.