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Backdated Pay, and Letter Help

stevenmcinn12stevenmcinn12 Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited May 2020 in Universal Credit
 confused as i have been handing in sick notes since May 2019 last year consistently with no gaps the last one which was due to run out on june 2020  although when i first handed in my sick note in may 2019 i was sent a questionnaire UC50 but i was in and out off different accommodation and never actually got that UC50 form as it was lost somewhere and then time passed with still handing in sick notes with no gaps and i had not received  another UC50 until match 2020 after i requested in my journal now i have been put in the LCWRA  as of april 2020 so was wondering if i would be backdated  or not and if i now get extra money on my UC  as it only says may get extra money in the letter 

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Hi @stevenmcinn12 and welcome to the community. 

    As you've been placed in the LCWRA group, this entitles you to the extra LCWRA element. It's currently £336.20 but is increasingly slightly soon.

    If you know the dates of your assessment periods and the exact date you first handed in a fit note to UC, I can help you calculate whether you should be entitled to any backpay. 

    I hope that helps.
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  • stevenmcinn12stevenmcinn12 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    edited May 2020
    Hello thanks for replying, and handed my first fit note in on the 17th of may 2019, and my assessment period according to the payment section online is the 18th to the 17th. of each month my payment date is the 24th of the month 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Hi @stevenmcinn12. As long as there haven't been any gaps in the fit notes you've provided, you should have it backdated to 3 full assessment periods after you first declared a fit note.

    So 18th April - 17th May: Doesn't count
    18th May - 17th June: 1 month
    18th June - 17th July: 2 month
    18th July - 17th August: 3 month
    18th August - 17th September: 1 month payable, payment due 24th September

    So you should be owed September, October, November, December, January, February, March and April. At £336.20 a month.
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  • stevenmcinn12stevenmcinn12 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    edited May 2020
    There were no gaps although i was late in handing some in after they expired they were all backdated from GP so no gaps were left thanks for your replies. not sure how long it will take them to tell me about backdated pay but thankyou also a presume the LCWRA element will be added to my pay this month and then continue on for however long i have LCWRA
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Hi @stevenmcinn12. It might be worth you mentioning to them on your journal about your backpay. Another member did recently and they sorted it out very quickly for them. 
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  • stevenmcinn12stevenmcinn12 Member Posts: 9 Listener
  • stevenmcinn12stevenmcinn12 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thanks have put a note in my journal just dont want them thinking im being desparate but I have waited long enough so no harm in asking when im pretty sure im entitled to it  
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Hi @stevenmcinn12. There's definitely no harm in asking for money you're entitled to. I hope they reply quickly for you. :)
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  • stevenmcinn12stevenmcinn12 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    No one has replied yet at all does this often happen? 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    Sadly even before the current pandemic it could take a few days for them to reply to journal entries. If they’ve not replied by tomorrow could you try giving them a call @stevenmcinn12?
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