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Does LCWRA mean I get extra money?

peanutsmum13peanutsmum13 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2020 in Universal Credit
Hi looking for some help clarification as spoken to universal credit a few times and I'm getting conflicting information, I have been found to have a lcwra had my assessment on 13th Feb 2020, claimed universal credit on 19th November 2019 but have not heard when or if I'm getting extra money..I did get extra money through tax credits as I was up until Christmas able to work. Can anyone help so confused guy I spoke to today saying even if you have a lcwra it doesn't mean that you get any extra money it depends on how many points you scored but I've not even had any feedback from. Assessment other that a letter in my journal saying that I had lcwra.

Thanks any advice would be great


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

    You need to make sure the decision in Limited capability for work and work related activity (LCWRA) and not just limited capability for work (LCW)

    If it's definitely LCWRA then you will receive an extra £336 per month from the 4th month of your claim, from when you sent your first fit note.

    If it's just LCW then you won't receive any extra money.
    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.
  • peanutsmum13peanutsmum13 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi thanks for your reply it is lcwra thank you for your clarification
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,934

    Scope community team

    Hi @peanutsmum13. You should be entitled to the extra £336 a month then. Do you know when you reported your first fit note? 
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