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Lcwra decision

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Lioness4124
Lioness4124 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi all im new here but i need some advice/help if anyone is able to offer it.
So today i received my outcome of the work capability assessment and i have been put in the lcwra group. Would someone please be able to help me and tell me if the lcwra payment is received at the same time as my uc payment? Also, ive tried to figure it out but dates confuse me, can someone also please tell me if i am entitled to any back pay? And when iam likely to receive lcwra payments 
I first handed in fit notes from 9th Oct 2023.
I was approved for lcwra on 24th Feb 2024
My assessment periods are 3rd - 2nd each month.
Any help is really appreciated.

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 24
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    Hi @Lioness4124 - & welcome to the community. If this relates to your 1st WCA, then there's a 3 full months waiting period before you're due the extra LCWRA element, i.e. Nov - Dec, Dec - Jan & Jan - Feb. This is therefore due from the assessment period 3 Feb - 2 Mar, but, as this LCWRA element is paid in arrears, then the 1st payment will be 9 Mar. This presumes your fit notes were continuous from 9 Oct, & that you don't live with a partner who already claims a LCWRA element. 
    As the LCWRA element is a part of your UC claim, then it will be paid at the same time. i.e. on the 9th of each month, so check your next statement to make sure it's been added.
  • Lioness4124
    Lioness4124 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    chiarieds said:
    Hi @Lioness4124 - & welcome to the community. If this relates to your 1st WCA, then there's a 3 full months waiting period before you're due the extra LCWRA element, i.e. Nov -Dec, Dec - Jan & Jan -Feb. This is therefore due from the assessment period 3 Feb - 2 Mar, but, as this LCWRA element is paid in arrears, then the 1st payment will be 9 Mar. This presumes your fit notes were continuous from 9 Oct, & that you don't live with a partner who already claims a LCWRA element. Hope this helps.
    Thank you so mich for your reply. I really appreciate it. So i. Guessing theres no back pay to be expected? Also does it get paid the same time as my uc? Thanks again
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,103 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry, I was just editing my comment as you were replying as I saw I'd missed out the fact that the LCWRA element is indeed paid at the same time as your UC. There won't be any back pay.
  • Lioness4124
    Lioness4124 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    chiarieds said:
    Sorry, I was just editing my comment as you were replying as I saw I'd missed out the fact that the LCWRA element is indeed paid at the same time as your UC. There won't be any back pay.
    Ok thats brilliant. Thank you so much for your help 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    Welcome to the community @Lioness4124 :) I don't think I can add much to Chiarieds answer. I'm just glad our community help! We're always here if you need any further help. Let us know how you get on if you feel up to it. Many find it very helpful to read other peoples experiences :)
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