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Hi, my name is Flaviu! Am I entitled to extra payment?

Flaviu
Flaviu Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 23 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hy i just get the LCWRA  and i want to konw if i am entidel to extra payment from UC, my first sick note was in 20 september and they aprove my LCWRA in 21 february, my UC assemnet period is  from 29 to 28 every month 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,922 Disability Gamechanger
    Providing there were no gaps in your fit notes until a decision was made on your work capability assessment then your waiting period will be as follows. 

    Sept to Dec 2023. LCWRA starts from AP 29th Dec to 28th Jan and first payment will be 4th Feb.. up to now they owe you 1 months LCWRA element.

    Money owed will be paid separately to your usual monthly money and often takes quite a few weeks to pay it. You will need to check your next statement to make sure the element is included. 

    Please note my advice assumes you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim. 
    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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  • Flaviu
    Flaviu Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    My next statement it wil be in 27 february, and payment date it wil be 4 march 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,922 Disability Gamechanger
    If your assessment periods are 29th to 28th then you won't receive your next statement on 27th because that's before your assessment period ends. It will be more like 29th Feb. Yes, it should be included from then. 

    They owe you for this months LCWRA element, as I advised. It will be paid as a separate payment. 


    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.
  • Flaviu
    Flaviu Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    On my account is say for this month assesment period is from 29 ian to 27 feb, so if I understood well they owen me for jan and for this month aswel 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,922 Disability Gamechanger
    They don't owe you for January based on the information you gave here. UC is paid 1 month in arrears. LCWRA starts from the 4th month, with first payment being the end of that month.

    You said your first fit note was 20th September so your waiting period will be Sept/Oct, Oct/Nov, Nov/Dec.. LCWRA starts from assessment period 29th Dec to 28th Jan and first payment will be 4th February. Therefore it's 1 month they owe you. 
    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.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Flaviu

    Just wanted to comment and welcome you to the community! :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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