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From LCW to LCWRA.

ghallen
ghallen Member Posts: 17 Listener
Hi, I recently had a health assessment (I was meant to have one last year but the DWP forgot to book me in for one) and got moved from LCW to LCWRA. Should I expect to receive my new benefit amount from my next pay date? Will I be paid any backdated amount? Cheers
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  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    ghallen said:
    Hi, I recently had a health assessment (I was meant to have one last year but the DWP forgot to book me in for one) and got moved from LCW to LCWRA. Should I expect to receive my new benefit amount from my next pay date? Will I be paid any backdated amount? Cheers
    Just quickly!  whats LCW and LCWRA?
  • ghallen
    ghallen Member Posts: 17 Listener
    LCW means Limited Capacity for Work and LCWRA is Limited Capacity for Work and Work Related Activity. Sorry if it wasn't clear!
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    ghallen said:
    LCW means Limited Capacity for Work and LCWRA is Limited Capacity for Work and Work Related Activity. Sorry if it wasn't clear!
    Thanks...its just that i dont know the acronyms ...only just applied to benefits after 17yrs working
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    ghallen said:
    LCW means Limited Capacity for Work and LCWRA is Limited Capacity for Work and Work Related Activity. Sorry if it wasn't clear!
    Doh!  forgot to ask...whats the major differences between the 2? im going for my first assessment for UC work capability
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    ghallen said:
    LCW means Limited Capacity for Work and LCWRA is Limited Capacity for Work and Work Related Activity. Sorry if it wasn't clear!
    Seems both LCW and LCWRA are the same £ rate...why did you need to go onto the latter?   do they ask you to work on the LCW?
  • ghallen
    ghallen Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Yes, on LCW you are expected to prepare for work. On LCWRA you are not asked to do that, and you will recieve a higher monthly payment.
  • ghallen
    ghallen Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Do you have any insight into my initial question please?
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    edited August 2019
    ghallen said:
    Do you have any insight into my initial question please?
    Theres a lady here called @poppy123456 i think thats her name...Shes very knowledgable....Im sure i read it could be 3 months within that time...but sorry...cant be fully sure of that
  • ghallen
    ghallen Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Hart86 said:
    Was it just a general reassessment or did you report a worsening condition?

    You should receive the increased money (£336) in your next UC payment. 
    It was a general reassessment. I was first assessed Sept '17, but wasn't assessed in Sept '18. Luckily, the DWP remembered to book me an assessment this year. Thank you :)
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    ghallen said:
    Do you have any insight into my initial question please?
    three month
    In most cases, the LCW or LCWRA element will not be included in your Universal Credit award straight away. There is a three month waiting period which will beginwhen you provide evidence of having limited capability for work


    Simply used google search....All here for you ?
  • ghallen
    ghallen Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Does that apply if I've been in LCW since September '17 though? I'm really not sure how they work it all out. The same with backdating. I've googled, but all the info seems to be for people with new claims.
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    ghallen said:
    Does that apply if I've been in LCW since September '17 though? I'm really not sure how they work it all out. The same with backdating. I've googled, but all the info seems to be for people with new claims.
    Ive tried my best for you....i too cannot seem to find absolute clarification....Hence why i hope @poppy123456 see's your question....
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,732 Disability Gamechanger
    ghallen said:

    It was a general reassessment. I was first assessed Sept '17, but wasn't assessed in Sept '18. Luckily, the DWP remembered to book me an assessment this year. Thank you :)
    Hi,

    As this was a a re-assessment then you'll be paid the extra LCWRA element from the date of the decision and it will be paid in your next UC payment.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Tobias said:

    three month
    In most cases, the LCW or LCWRA element will not be included in your Universal Credit award straight away. There is a three month waiting period which will beginwhen you provide evidence of having limited capability for work


    Simply used google search....All here for you ?
    This doesn't apply here because it was a re-assessment.
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    Tobias said:

    three month
    In most cases, the LCW or LCWRA element will not be included in your Universal Credit award straight away. There is a three month waiting period which will beginwhen you provide evidence of having limited capability for work


    Simply used google search....All here for you ?
    This doesn't apply here because it was a re-assessment.
    I was just going by google and did mention waiting for yourself to arrive and you did! ? i tried my best for him...and didnt say it was 100%....pointed him to you.

    I didnt even get a smiley face....lol
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,732 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm unsure why comments are being flagged here because i don't see anything wrong. The flag is there to report a problem to admin.
  • Tobias
    Tobias Posts: 46 Courageous
    I'm unsure why comments are being flagged here because i don't see anything wrong. The flag is there to report a problem to admin.
    I'm unsure why comments are being flagged here because i don't see anything wrong. The flag is there to report a problem to admin.
    Contact the admin maybe?...
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,732 Disability Gamechanger
    There's no need to contact admin because there's no issues here.
  • ghallen
    ghallen Member Posts: 17 Listener
    Thank you very much for your help guys :) 

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