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Lcwra backpay timeframe

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SpoopieDee
SpoopieDee Community member Posts: 17 Listener
Hello all!

I got a UC notification today I was awarded lcwra. 

I have not received a paper letter yet.

When do I expect the backpay and is there a process?

My assement period ends on the 3rd feb 24, will it take effect for that statement?

I also have ESA, how does this look?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    When claiming UC, if you have access to a journal then you will not receive a paper letter because it's a digital claim.

    When the extra money is paid from will depend on the answer to the following questions.

    1/ What date exactly did you report your health conditon/provide your first fit note?

    2/ What date do you usually receive your money each month?

    For your ESA claim you will be placed into the Support Group from the 14th week of your claim. Your ESA will increase to £129.50/week. The deduction for your ESA from UC will also increase when the ESA increases.
    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.
  • SpoopieDee
    SpoopieDee Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    Its a bit more complicated as the first fit note was in may and i turned 25 in august. Im just looking for an idea of timeframe for them to calculate it then pay?

    I reported my health conditions a long time ago so i assume backpay will be from the fit notes
  • SpoopieDee
    SpoopieDee Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    I received payment on 9th and 23rd
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    Turning 25 is irrelevant to the LCWRA element. It will be from the date you provided your first fit note but i can't advise without knowing the answers to the questions i asked.
    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.
  • SpoopieDee
    SpoopieDee Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    1/ What date exactly did you report your health conditon/provide your first fit note?

    5th may

    2/ What date do you usually receive your money each month?

    9th
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    Assuming that was the date you provided your first fit note and not the date on the fit note itself. Fit notes must have been provided without any gaps until a decision was made on your WCA then your waiting period will be as follows..

    June to Sept.. LCWRA starts from AP 3rd Sept to 2nd Oct and first payment will be 9th Oct 2023.

    Money owed will be paid separately to your usual monthly money and often takes quite a few weeks to pay it. Once your statements have been recalculated you will receive a letter on your journal telling you how much is owed. It will then be paid into your bank.

    For ESA it will be from the 14th week.
    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.
  • SpoopieDee
    SpoopieDee Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    Hi, I know all of this. 

    Im trying to ask how long until i receive the backpay
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,097 Scope online community team
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    Hi @SpoopieDee, I believe Poppy had answered your question here;

    "Money owed will be paid separately to your usual monthly money and often takes quite a few weeks to pay it. Once your statements have been recalculated you will receive a letter on your journal telling you how much is owed. It will then be paid into your bank."
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi, I know all of this. 

    Im trying to ask how long until i receive the backpay
    In your first comment you asked if would take effect from 3rd Feb when your assessment period ends but that’s clearly not correct. Seems like you didn’t quite understand when exactly it’s paid from.

    No one can tell you when you will receive what is owed. Some wait days and others wait several weeks. 
    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.
  • SpoopieDee
    SpoopieDee Community member Posts: 17 Listener
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    Hi, I know all of this. 

    Im trying to ask how long until i receive the backpay
    In your first comment you asked if would take effect from 3rd Feb when your assessment period ends but that’s clearly not correct. Seems like you didn’t quite understand when exactly it’s paid from.

    No one can tell you when you will receive what is owed. Some wait days and others wait several weeks. 
    Thank you :)

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