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Hi, my name is wade!

wade
wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
Can someone tell me what this means. 

You were awarded limited capability for work and work related activities in May, you have a 3 month relevant period before this is included in your entitlement for universal credit. Therefore your assessment period that includes this element is 31 August to 29 September 2023, 3 assessment periods after your award date. 

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  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    I ask in my journal if I was to be back dated and that's what they sent. But I'm not really understanding it.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    It means there's a waiting period of 3 full assessment periods before the extra money is paid. It's the paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition/sent your first fit note. First payment is then at the end of that 4th month because UC is paid 1 month in arrears. It's not paid at all during the waiting period.

    Just so i can check they have this right i'll need to know the answer to the following questions..

    What date exactly did you report your health condition/send your first fit note?

    Were there any gaps in your fit notes? 

    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.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank for getting back to me poppy I will have a look in my journal and get back to you with the info thanks.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Sorry took so long was a bit busy. We'll looking at my journal my fit notes start from around 16 May and I have had one every month or three weeks etc
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    Then it's correct your first payment for LCWRA will have been this month. No LCWRA element is owed.
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    Hi @wade, welcome to our online community! I hope you're doing well, especially if this confusion over LCWRA has been cleared up. 
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  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you poppy. your right Jimm it can be confusing. I'm still not getting. Lol thanks.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Meaning I'm still confused how goings work but I guess the system is designed that way.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    It could be said there's a level of complexity and bureaucracy built into the system yes. Even if not purposeful, it has the effect of making it hard to know what you're entitled to and hard to know how to get it. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    wade said:
    Meaning I'm still confused how goings work but I guess the system is designed that way.

    It means you should have received the first LCWRA element payment this month. It will be included in your monthly statement, please check the statement to see if it's included. Is your payment date usually 6th of every month?
    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.
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  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Yes, 6th of every month, I'm not the one who gets UC. My husband gets it for us as a family. I get the lcwra which is included in the UC. I would like to know if I could receive the lcwra to my bank account separately. I don't argue about money but my husband does we have a joint account but it's not like I'm able to use it freely because my husband has controlled whatever money I get or we get together for over 30 years. So already he's not happy that I've asked for him to transfer my lcwra over to my account which did not go down well. I've never had any type of income before that I've been able to use as I feel best.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    wade said:
     I'm not the one who gets UC. My husband gets it for us as a family.
    That's not correct. As you live together then you'll be claiming as a couple and it will be a joint claim.

    As your payments are 6th of every month then based on the information you gave you should have received your first payment for LCWRA on 6th October.

    wade said:
    I would like to know if I could receive the lcwra to my bank account separately.
    Not specifically just the LCWRA element. In exceptional circumstances a UC payment can be divided between 2 people, so yourself and your partner. You will need to put a message onto your journal to ask them if they can arrange this. See link. https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/new-to-universal-credit/how-and-when-youll-be-paid/

    You may also need to go to your local job centre to take proof of your bank details.




    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.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you I have received the first lcwra. And I did that asked for separate payments and they did it but my husband complained to UC  and said they where out of order to do that with out his consent so I had to send the money back to him at his request until he started to get back the UC in one. Please understand I've only found out in the LAST two years that my husband has N.P.D. I've been his supply and yes person since 17 I'm not looking forward to asking him to send over the lcwra. I'm sure he will find something why he needs it or what I should do. Sad but true. Its hard but I've become stronger and more wiser.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thank you poppy I'm glad for the good that the Internet can provide and the help.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    I would like to say that I don't think it's right that your partner can see in the UC journal what you have said or asked about. It was not a good situation for me.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,298 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. I'm not here to judge anyone and i'm sorry this is happening to you. The reason a partner can see the journal messages is because it's a joint 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.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Yeah I know thanks. I just hope more people get the knowledge that they can get UC separately as a couple if they feel they need to.
  • wade
    wade Community member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thanks I feel comfortable coming here for help and to ask questions.

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