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Claudia78 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 6 in Universal Credit (UC)
I am new here and am looking for some more info about LCWRA. 
I am on sick notes since 20th of  October 2023 as I have been diagnosed with Arthritis on my right hip. I was sent the form to fill in about my condition and had a phone medical assessment on the 23rd of March 2024.
If awarded LCWRA  will it get backdated from the 20th of October 2023 or only from when I sent the forms in before the assessment? 
Thank you


  • Claudia78
    Claudia78 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    I get payed UC on the 26th of each month
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
    If found to have LCWRA providing you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives this element then you will be entitled to extra money from the 4th month after you provided your first fit note. 

    There's a waiting period of 3 full assessment periods and then it's paid from the 4th month, with first payment being the end of that month. It's not paid at all during the waiting period. 

    You must continue to provide fit notes until a decision is made on your claim, as you haven't yet had your assessment, a decision could take quite a few weeks yet. 

    Your waiting period will be Oct to Jan.. LCWRA starts from 20th Jan to 19th Feb and first payment will be 26th Feb. Up to now they owe you 1 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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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
    Hi @Claudia78, welcome to the community :) I hope you get all the info you're looking for. I hope Poppy's answer has helped, please do ask any other questions you have!

    Best of luck with getting LCWRA, how do you feel about it?
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  • Claudia78
    Claudia78 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    I am on UC single and already had my assessment was made by phone on the 23th February 2024 (only now I noticed I wrote the wrong date on my initial message). If awarded will the payment be backdated to the 1st month of assessment? 

  • Claudia78
    Claudia78 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    Sorry ... only realised you answered this question before. Thank you for your help


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