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Hi, my name is kateh81!

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kateh81
kateh81 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I was looking for someone to help? I was awarded Lwcra from the 11th September but wasn’t told anything else it was a simple note in my uc journal to confirm that I was awarded it but no other information except that I don’t need to hand in sick notes for now so what happens now?

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @kateh81 - & welcome to the community. Once awarded LCWRA, then that will continue until a decision is made on any future Work Capability Assessment (WCA).
    Payments are worked out from the day you reported your health condition supported by a fit note. These fit notes should have been continuous until a decision was made on your WCA. What date was this first fit note, & do you now when your assessment periods are, or what date each month do you normally get a UC payment?
  • kateh81
    kateh81 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hi, thanks for the response, yes so I started in 11th September went to a meeting with them where they said that I would be awarded from the 11th, I’m not due to be paid my uc until 21st of this month, they didn’t give me any information at all even though I repeatedly asked all they kept replying was that I was awarded n that was all.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 13
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    Thank you for replying. If 11 Sept was when you provided your 1st fit note, & there were no gaps until you received your decision, then there's a full 3 months waiting period (Sept -Oct, Oct - Nov, Nov -Dec) before the extra LCWRA element is paid; it's therefore due for your assessment period 15 Dec 2023 -14 Jan 2024, but, as this is paid in arrears, you should see your 1st payment of the extra LCWRA amount on 21 Jan. Check your next statement to make sure this has been added. 
    This presumes you're not living with a partner that already has LCWRA as only one LCWRA element is payable in such a situation.
  • kateh81
    kateh81 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    no it’s just me and the kids, there was no gaps or breaks, thank you so much, you have been more helpful in 30 mins that uc have the past month.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're very welcome :)
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Hi @kateh81, welcome to our community :) I'm glad it's already been so helpful! We're always here if you have more questions or just want to get to know people.

    We also have sections on PIP and a section where you can ask about your possible entitlements to other benefits if you've any other questions :smiley:
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