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UC benefit cap

sarahxp100sarahxp100 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi, Ive just been awarded lcwra me and my partner have been affected by the bebefit cap since our UC claim from May iam just wondering that now i have been awarded lcwra will they back date the benefit cap money as ive had doctors notes from the start of my claim

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

    Great news on the LCWRA. You will receive the extra money from the 4th full assessment period starting from when you sent in your first fit note. Any further money owed should also be backdated to the same time the LCWRA is paid from.
    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.
  • sarahxp100sarahxp100 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks for answering will i also get the money back dated from the benefit cap they have been t\aking off us since our claimed started in may do you know?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. No, i'm afraid you won't  receive it backdated to May because of the 3 month waiting period.
    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.
  • fatherinpainfatherinpain Member Posts: 177 Courageous
    edited November 2019
    @poppy123456 Just a thought about the cap we are not capped because of pip should that be back dated till start of pip
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @poppy123456 Just a thought about the cap we are not capped because of pip should that be back dated till start of pip
    No because If you're not affected by the benefit cap then there's nothing to backdate.
    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.
  • fatherinpainfatherinpain Member Posts: 177 Courageous
    edited November 2019
    we started receiving non capped money after pip decision was made which was nearly 5 months after start of claim. So the question would be in those 5 previous months from start of pip claim should uc have been capped or is there backdated payment to be claimed
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    we started receiving non capped money after pip decision was made which was nearly 5 months after start of claim. So the question would be in those 5 previous months from start of pip claim should uc have been capped or is there backdated payment to be claimed
    Any money owed should have been backdated. https://www.gov.uk/benefit-cap

    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.
  • fatherinpainfatherinpain Member Posts: 177 Courageous
    Interesting 🤔 
  • sarahxp100sarahxp100 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    i was just wondering if now i hae been awarded LCWRA would the money they have taken off us for benefit cap because we claim for 3 kids aswell would that be backdated
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    i was just wondering if now i hae been awarded LCWRA would the money they have taken off us for benefit cap because we claim for 3 kids aswell would that be backdated
    As i previously advised, it will only be backdated from the start of the LCWRA award, It won't be backdated before that because of the 3 month waiting period. Even though you have now been awarded LCWRA the 3 month waiting period still applies and during that time you didn't have LCWRA, which will mean the benefit cap applied to you during that time.
    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.
  • sarahxp100sarahxp100 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    thanks, my first sick note was from 16th of may and i was awarded lcwra on 20th november so they might owe me a bit, sorry for all the questions its the first time ive claimed anykind of benefit it all gets very confusing
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Potentially you'll be owed 2 months of LCWRA element which is £336 per month plus the benefit cap difference but it will depend on when your assessment period is.

    I note that you have 3 children, if one of them was born after April 2017 then you won't receive any money for this child.
    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.
  • sarahxp100sarahxp100 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    my assesment period runs from 29th oct to 28th nov and all my kids were born before the date you stated, thanks again for your input it makes sense now
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
    Really glad @poppy123456 was able to help you here @sarahxp100. How are you doing? :)
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