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Universal credit LCWRA

Kay2512Kay2512 Member Posts: 11 Listener
Hi all,
I’m hoping to get some help,
prior to the switch to universal credit I was receiving the disability elements of income support which was an automatic thing with pip I believe.

However after being changed over I have had to hand in a ‘fit note’ (handed in 18/12/19 for reference) 

This triggered a questionnaire and face to face assessment, we had the report back this week just gone and the assessor had written at the end ‘meets criteria for limited capability for work and work related activity.’

This report was dated the middle of February however I’m yet to hear anything from UC.

Is anyone able to advise on when I might be likely to hear a decision and then following that payment? I’ve seen things about 13 week assessment periods and I’m super confused!

thanks in advance!

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

    You will need to wait for a decision to made on the assessment you had. The report recommends the LCWRA and they usually go with the report, it's rare to go against it. Once a decision's been made the letter will be uploaded onto your journal.

    The extra money for the LCWRA there's a 3 month waiting period and it's 3 full UC assessment periods and then the extra money is paid from the 4th month of your claim.  (not 12 weeks) When you'll receive it from will depend on when your claim for UC started. You say you handed the fit note in on 18/12/19 but what dates are your assessment periods?
    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.
  • Kay2512Kay2512 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    Hi,

    You will need to wait for a decision to made on the assessment you had. The report recommends the LCWRA and they usually go with the report, it's rare to go against it. Once a decision's been made the letter will be uploaded onto your journal.

    The extra money for the LCWRA there's a 3 month waiting period and it's 3 full UC assessment periods and then the extra money is paid from the 4th month of your claim.  (not 12 weeks) When you'll receive it from will depend on when your claim for UC started. You say you handed the fit note in on 18/12/19 but what dates are your assessment periods?
    Thank you for your reply, that makes a bit more sense, I think. 

    My assessment periods run from the 22nd of a month to the 21st of the following month.

    So I assume the first of the 4 months would of been 22nd December - 21st January? As the 18th was right at the end of the previous?

    thank you again 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. You're correct, this means that if the decision is LCWRA then you'll receive the extra money from your April payment because UC is paid 1 month in arrears. If the decision takes longer than that you will of course be backdated any money that's owed.
    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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