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Hi, my name is shellg! I was asked by my work coach to provide a fit note

shellg
shellg Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited February 16 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I was asked by my work coach to providea fit note on 17 November sent off forms 9th December and message in UC Journal on 13 February says I was awarded LCWRA Can anyone tell me when to expect 1st payment please TIA Shell
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    It will either be April or May. The exact date will depend on what date you usually receive your money each 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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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @shellg

    Just wanted to comment and welcome you to the community! :) Hope you are keeping ok? 
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • shellg
    shellg Community member Posts: 5 Listener
  • shellg
    shellg Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi Payment date is 20th of each month if its mid April or mid May  that would be 5 or 6  months since sending fit note Thanks for letting me know 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,808 Disability Gamechanger
    shellg said:
    Hi Payment date is 20th of each month if its mid April or mid May  that would be 5 or 6  months since sending fit note Thanks for letting me know 
    The waiting period is 3 full assessment periods. (AP) It then starts from the 4th month, with first payment being the end of that month because UC is paid 1 month in arrears. 

    If your payment is on 20th of every month that means your assessment periods are 14th to 13th of every month. Therefore your waiting period is as follows..

    Nov/Dec... doesn't count because you provided your ft note after that start of that assessment period. It has to be 3 full APs. 

    Dec/Jan, Jan/Feb, Feb/March... LCWRA starts from 14th March to 13th April and first payment will be 20th April. No LCWRA element is owed. 

    If you or a partner were receiving earnings since you provided your first fit note and you didn't previously have the work allowance then you will be owed some money for this. 

     Please note, my advice assumes you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim and there were no 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.
  • shellg
    shellg Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi I am unfamiliar with the Benefit system It was my work coach who advised me I started getting UC In September 2023 and she said in November to send a fit note and to expect a letter from LCWRA and return forms  by 9 December fit note was from 17 November to 18 February I had letter from them on 13 February saying it had been awarded and I don't need to send any more fit notes its quite confusing 
  • shellg
    shellg Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi That explains everything Thankyou 

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