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Back pay

lfcalvolfcalvo Member Posts: 8 Listener
Hi I was recently rewarded limited work and work related activities and told I would receive an extra amount on top of my uc and that I would also be paid any arrears owes.  I phoned up the uc and asked could they see a date where it would be back dated too and have been told the 9th of march. But it's hard to see them paying me 8 months worth of uc extra element or can this happen thanks 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, the LCWRA is paid from the 4th month of your claim. If it takes longer to make a decision then you're backdated all the money owed.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • lfcalvolfcalvo Member Posts: 8 Listener
    So when I was told the 9th of march that was true and I will get 8 months of back pay soon as only got the letter last Monday. Didn't think Ithat went back that far
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's from the 4th month of your claim, so if that's the 4 month then it's correct.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • lfcalvolfcalvo Member Posts: 8 Listener
    See I don't know I just asked what date is it being back dated from and they said it looks like the 9th of march. But all I wanted to know is can it go back that far as I keep reading different stuff on different sites saying only 12 weeks or 13 weeks. Because that's about 2,500 I would be owed then does that happen 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2018
    The waiting period begins when you first gave your fit/sick note and your money is increased from 4 months after this date. As i have no idea when you first took in your fit note then i can't tell you when your money will be backdated from. Just count 4 months from that date.
    See link here and scroll down to "waiting period"

    You'll be backdated what ever they owe you, regardless of how much it is.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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