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Lwcra payments

madee93
madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
I have seen that when awarded lwcra you have to wait 3 months for your payments and they are backdated to when you put in your first sick note...however how does this work when i was put on lwc accepting this and did not ask for MR then health got worse so I told dwp I would like to be reassessed as I have change in circumstances amd think i now met lwcra descriptions so they sent me the questionnaire again and I've done the process again..had telephone appointment on 10th jan awaiting decision. So if found to have lwcra when would i be backdated upto ? Thanks

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,863 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @madee93 - if it's a review that a claimant started, which you have, then, if awarded, the LCWRA element is payable from the assessment period in which you reported this worsening of your condition. There is no 3 month waiting period when you have already been awarded LCW.
  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    @chiarieds thank you...so to be clear the assessment period is when as in my case I sent my sick note in on a different date to asking them for another WCA.ill Break it down to be clearer
    June 20th- told them health was worser requested New WCA
    June 22- provided fit note
    June 22- reported health change but when change was accepted it states 'effective from 27 march' will try to attach screen shot..
    So when would my assessment period be from
    I get my monthly UC ON 23RD of every month.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,863 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're paid on the 23rd each month, then your assessment period is the 17-16th, the relevant one here being from 17 Jun - 16 Jul
  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    Ok why is it 17-16th ? And so that bit about 27th march doesn't mean anything ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    When you provided your fit note what was the date on that? This is telling me that the date on your fit note was 27th March, is that correct?

    17th to 16th of every month is what your assessment periods cover. You then receive your payment 7 days after the assessment period ends. 
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  • WeepingWillow
    WeepingWillow Community member Posts: 30 Courageous
    @madee93 I believe I am right in saying that If you are found to have LCWRA  the new rate will apply from the date the DWP decision maker made that determination as this is a reassessment.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    @madee93 I believe I am right in saying that If you are found to have LCWRA  the new rate will apply from the date the DWP decision maker made that determination as this is a reassessment.
    Thats not exactly correct. If it’s a review started by DWP then the extra money is paid from the assessment period in which the decision was made.

    If you reported a change of health condition, (which is what madee93 did) then it will be from the assessment period in which the changes were reported. 

    Please see chiarieds comments, which are correct. 
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  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    @poppy from what I can see from my sick notes my last sickness was 27th dec -7th Feb but in Jan u was found tobhave lwc so stopped sending sick notes...then 27th march I went into hospital with cauda equina syndrome had spinal surgery and was left with nerve damage so this was the beginning of my condition worsening so this is the only link to that date I have...after that I submitted the next sick note on  22 June when I also reported health change and asked for another wca..so unless they are Baseing if off the date I went into hospital i am confused 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    It will not be from March, it will be from June, when you reported your health condition and provided a fit note. 

    The advice Chiarieds gave you above is correct. 
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  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    Help been awarded lwcra after asking for another WCA in June and they have said i will not be backpayed..is this correct ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    That advice isn't correct. As you had already been found to have LCW and you reported changes to your health condition then as previously advised, it will be from the assessment period in which you reported the changes.

    You need to request the Mandatory Reconsideration on the decision not to award from that date. Tell them you reported changes to your health condition on X date and because you already had LCW there's no waiting period.
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  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    @poppy123456 Ok and how do I request this MR...who do I tell this to ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    Put a message onto your journal and request it on there to a work coach.
    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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  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    Thank you @poppy123456 I have done this..have you come across this issue before ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Yes, far too many times to even mention.
    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.
  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    @poppy123456 Ok and is it generally a quick fix or am I going to have to fight it 
  • madee93
    madee93 Community member Posts: 51 Listener
    edited January 18
    @poppy123456 theyve said its been referred to discion maker and I'll be notified of outcome...how long does this take in your experience? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,186 Disability Gamechanger
    It varies from days to weeks. All you can do is wait.
    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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