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LCWRA Assessment

nicoleantoinette Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all, Hoping someone can help me here. 

I had my LWCRA assesment today, I submitted my first unfit for work note back 21st November 2023, and have been submitting them with no gaps. Today marks 3 months since my first note was provided, I had my assessment this morning. So I have a couple of questions.

How long does it take for a decision to be made?

And will I be owed any money.

I am due a universal credit payment on 25th this month and the entitlement is obviously not on this months statement. Will it be likely to be on Marches statement? My assessment period is 19th - 18th. 

Many thanks in advance :) I am new here 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,237 Disability Gamechanger
    The waiting period is 3 full assessment periods and the extra money is then paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition/provided your first fit note. It's then paid at the end of that 4th month because UC is paid 1 month in arrears. 

    If the 21st November was the same date you reported your health condition then your waiting period will be.. Dec/Jan, Jan/Feb, Feb/March... LCWRA starts from assessment period 19th March to 18th April and first payment will be 25th April. No LCWRA element is owed. 

    Decisions can take anything up to about 12 weeks but some have a decision much quicker than that. Once the decision is made you will receive a letter on your journal. 
    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.
  • nicoleantoinette
    nicoleantoinette Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi Poppy, Thank you for responding so quickly. 

    Thank you for that advice, I'm new to LCWRA didn't even know it was a thing lol Until my GP signed me off from being able to go back to work because of my severe depression and anxiety, the job centre have been really pushing me to go back to work. Hopefully I get my decision soon. 

    Thanks again.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,194 Scope online community team
    Hey there @nicoleantoinette and welcome to the community. 

    I can see Poppy has already answered your question, but I just wanted to pop in and say hello and best of luck with the decision. Would you be able to let us know when you get it through? :)
    Albus (he/him)

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