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MK1993MK1993 Member Posts: 10 Listener
Hi was wondering if you could give me an idea as how much my next payment will be. With all this new benefit change that is happening 
my dates are the 17 March - 16 April 
I also have LCWRA 

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

    The standard payment increases announced by the government start from 6th April. This means that you won't see an increase until your May payment. This will then last for 1 year and then they will return to the normal standard allowance.
    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.
  • MK1993MK1993 Member Posts: 10 Listener
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,949 Scope community team
    Hi @MK1993

    The standard allowance is increasing (for both the benefit increase announced some time ago and the coronavirus-related increase) and will be:
    £342.72 for a single claimant under 25.
    £409.89 for a single claimant over 25.
    £488.59 for joint claimants under 25.
    £594.04 for joint claimants over 25.

    LCWRA is also increasing from £336.20 to £341.20.

    As Poppy said, you won't see the increase until your May payment as it takes affect in the first full assessment period after April 6th.
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,949 Scope community team
    Hi @MK1993 and @poppy123456.
    Legislation changed on Friday to say the new UC rates would take effect from the first assessment period ending on or after 6th April. This means many people will see the increase sooner, with those whose payments are due on the 13th April onwards will see the increase in that award.
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  • MK1993MK1993 Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Thank you for letting me know this.  So as I receive my next payment on the 23rd I will receive a bit more 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,949 Scope community team
    Yes that's correct @MK1993
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