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Hi i just been awarded LCWRA

Bowden27
Bowden27 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
edited October 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
I just been awarded LCWRA i put my first fit note in 28th feb i believe u dont get paid 3 months because off waiting period so will i get backdated money thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    First payment will be either June or July. The exact date will depend on what date your assessment periods cover, or what date you usually receive your money each month. 

    This is assuming the decision was LCWRA and you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives this element on your claim.

    Money owed will be paid seperately to your usually monthly money and often takes quite a few weeks to pay it.
    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.
  • Bowden27
    Bowden27 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Hi i get paid uc 30th off every month thanks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2023
    If the 28th Feb was the same date you reported your health condition then your waiting period will be as follows. March/April, April/May, May/June.. LCWRA starts from assessment period 24th June to 23rd July and first payment would be 30th July. Therefore up to now they owe you 3 months LCWRA element.

    This is assuming there were no gaps in your fit notes and you continued to send them until a decision was made.
    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.
  • Bowden27
    Bowden27 Community member Posts: 14 Listener
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Bowden27

    Welcome to the community! :) Congratulations on your LCWRA award. I hope Poppy's answers have been able to help your query! 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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