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Am I Entitled to LCWRA Back Payments?

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andy0
andy0 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2019 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi,

A bit of background first: I made my original claim for Universal Credit in September 2018 (last year) and handed in my doctor's note at my first face to face (17/09/2018). I was awarded Universal Credit with the first payment due on 20/10/2018. I was then sent form (U50, I think, the one where I explained my condition) which I filled in and returned. I finally had my assessment on 22/03/2019 and I was awarded LCWRA status, the first payment of which (after the mandatory 91 day period) is due 20/08/2019. This is fine, I've received notification in my journal that additional payment is due.

So, my question is this: Am I entitled to any kind of back payment (I have read that I should be entitled to LCWRA money from third month after I handed in my first sick note)?; when is that backdated to?; how long should I expect to wait for any payment to be made?; and, finally, do I need to do anything to claim?

Sorry this is a bit convoluted. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,

    LCWRA element will be backdated to the 4th month of your claim.
    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.
  • andy0
    andy0 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Poppy123456.

    Thanks for answering, that's great news. At least that's one less thing I have to worry abour  :)
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    Hello @andy0 and welcome to the community. :)
    I'm glad Poppy was able to help you with this. Fingers crossed you receive your back payment quickly. 
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