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Hi everyone. I received a letter on my journal on 24/3/20, after asking for a mandatory reconsideration on 17/2/20 about Lcwra, stating I have now been awarded this element. In the letter it states that (after the 3 month period as I starting claiming/handing in sick notes 1/4/19) it will ‘start to be paid in the assessment period 1st July 2019- 31st July 2019’ as my payment assessment dates are from 01-31 of each month then I’m paid on the 7th. The last 2 months payments I have been hit with the benefit cap and so my payments have dropped by £342 p/m which I’ve found a struggle. I have a few questions if anyone could give any advice I’d really appreciate it. My first is : Will the lcwra element be added ready for 7/4/20 pay? Or will it be on Mays Payment?
Will the benefit cap now be lifted for me? So the £342 being deducted will stop, or does it mean I won’t be affected if lcwra takes me over the limit?
How long roughly does lcwra backpay usually take from the time you receive your letter? Thanks for any help, sorry about the long post 🙈