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Hi, my name is Evansfamily1204! Do I qualify for any LCWRA backdated pay?

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Evansfamily1204
Evansfamily1204 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited May 22 in Universal Credit (UC)

hi I need some advice. I submitted my first payslip 21/01/24 I have just received my first months award for Lcwra do I qualify for any backdated pay?! My AP is 12-13

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you mean your first fit note was 21/01/24 and not first payslip? If so then your waiting period will be..

    Feb/March, March/April, April/May… LCWRA starts from AP 13th May to 12th June and first payment will be 19th June. No LCWRA element is owed. This is assuming there were no gaps in your fit notes.

    If you or a partner were receiving earnings since your first fit note and you didn’t have the work allowance you will be owed some money for that.

    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.
  • Evansfamily1204
    Evansfamily1204 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Yes sorry my first Fitnote .. I already received a payment on the 19th of this month!? I just wondered if I get any backpay to the date I first submitted my Fitnote or am I misunderstanding .. thanks for the reply poppy x

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    Having received a payment already this month indicates that you reported your health condition at the start of AP Jan/Feb because you would have then had 7 days to provide a fit note, which you did.

    No LCWRA element is owed. It’s not paid at all during the waiting period, which is 3 full assessment periods. Payment then starts from the 4th month, with first payment being the end of that 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.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Evansfamily1204
    Evansfamily1204 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    thanks Poppy - that’s great to finally get my head around it.. I also. Receive standard living PIP but my condition has deteriorated and I’m now taking RA medication which I wasn’t when I applied for pip my mobility has been affected even further .. would I risk losing the standard amount if I asked to be considered for the enhanced rate?
    Many thanks

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. If you report changes to your health then you will be sent more forms to fill in and return with all supporting evidence. Another assessment is most likely because most have them. Do you risk your current award? yes, I'm afraid there is some risk. Once a decision is made your award could either remain the same, be increased or stop completely.

    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.
  • Evansfamily1204
    Evansfamily1204 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    thanks again.. definitely going to wait my next reassesment .. especially in the current climate of change

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