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Support group

bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 75 Connected
Hi, I was awarded the support group on the 2nd of march, but I went on the sick on the 14th of november, but they are saying im not entitled to any back pay because of the assessment period is this correct

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    For UC and LCWRA (ESA support group equivalent) then there's a 3 month waiting period. This means that if placed into this group then the extra money isn't paid until the 4th month of your claim. Looking at your dates, then they correct you're not entitled to any backpay.

    See link and scroll down to waiting period.


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  • NoolsNools Member Posts: 21 Listener
    I dont think you are entitled to any extra money during the first 14 weeks of your claim.

    I have been waiting for my wca for 18 months so I phoned to request one and also asked about backdated payments should I be awarded the support group status. The lady said id get nothing for the first 14 weeks but after that it would be backdated.

    Still haven't heard anything about  my  wca even after calling them!
  • bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 75 Connected
    They are a joke... ive never felt this ill in my life.. ive been living off food parcels since the beg of dec
  • bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 75 Connected
    Hoow they sort it soon for u
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    For ESA the first 13 weeks is called assessment period and extra money is paid from the 14th week of your claim if you're placed into the Support Group.

    For UC it's waiting period. You're very lucky that a decision was made so soon. A lot of people are waiting several months for a decision.
    Community champion and 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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