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LCWRA payment

clnccclncc Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I have seen on here in the excellent replies that after your Assessment and being described as LCWRA that you will receive payment backdated from 3 month or so after first doctors sick note.
I put a note on my journal asking for more info and after calling an advisor I was told I would not receive any backdated or the extra LCWRA component until 3 month from now, ie March 2020.
I was initially on SSP from work but lost my job due to my illness and was moved onto UC in April 2017.
My assessment was last month in November 2019 and the decision was in last week or so.

I'm really confused as to why if the advisor is correct I will not be paid from 3 month of my first UC doctors sick line but 3 month from the assessment date.

I know it's been stated on here many times of the 3 month from sick note but the info from the advisor contradicts this. I'm confused and worried and any help and views will be very helpful and grateful thank you.


  • clnccclncc Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Sorry just to clarify this bit "I was told I would not receive any backdated or the extra LCWRA component until 3 month from now, ie March 2020." It was no backdated payments whatsoever and LCWRA payment from March 2020
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It won't be the first time recently that i've heard of this happening but it's definitely not correct.

    I must admit though that if you claimed UC is 2017 why has it taken this long to assess you and make a decision? Have you been sending in fit notes for that whole time, with no breaks at all? You say you were moved onto UC in 2017? what were you claiming previously?

    There's a 3 month waiting period from the time you sent in your first fit note but it's a 3 FULL assessment period, LCWRA is then paid on the 4th month of your claim because UC is paid in arrears. When it's backdated to will depend on what date you sent your first fit note and when your assessment period is.
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,003

    Scope community team

    Hello @clncc and a warm welcome to the community.

    As @poppy123456 said, the waiting time is from the first fit note (assuming there have been no gaps in these), not from date of assessment / date of decision. 

    It might be worth getting in touch again and explaining it. Unfortunately it does seem to be a common problem. 
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