Hi, my name is jojo7777 and I have a question about LCWRA. — Scope | Disability forum
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

Hi, my name is jojo7777 and I have a question about LCWRA.

jojo7777
jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
edited September 2020 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi,I first reported health change in 13/03/2020,and my first sick Note was 06/04/2020,I've been on uc since October 2020....I'm waiting for decision for lwrca,if I get awarded lwcra,will it b back dated...the day of the month I get paid my uc is 24th.thanks
«1

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,410 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community

    If you get awarded LCWRA it will be backdated to 4 assessment periods after submitting your first sick note as there is a waiting period

    So if you sent your fit note 06/04/20  this was part way through your assessment period so that month wont count 

    So May will be the first month , June, July and August so payment would start from September so there wont really be any back pay
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    Sorry wouldn't April b the first month
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,410 Disability Gamechanger
    No because April was when you handed in your first sick note and it has to cover the whole assessment period to be counted.

    What are the dates of your assessment period ?
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hi @jojo7777 and welcome to our online community.  

    I can see @janer1967 is providing some helpful advice about your LCWRA.

    In the meantime, I've moved your post to our Universal Credit discussion board so others can spot your question.
    Online Community Co-ordinator

    Want to tell us about your experience on the online community?  Talk to our chatbot and let us know.

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    It will depend on when your assessment periods are. Although you reported the health condition on 13/03, you didn't actually send the fit note until 06/04.

    The rules are "when you first reported a health condition" although you did report it, there was a delay in sending the fit note, whether that will go against you, i don't know. Although lockdown had started, this wasn't in place until 23rd March in England.

    At the moment you need to wait for the decision on your work capability assessment because there's nothing you can do until that's been made.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,644 Scope online community team
    Welcome to the community @jojo7777 :)
    Online Community Coordinator, she/her

    Concerned about another member's safety or wellbeing? Flag your concerns with us.

    Want to tell us how we're doing? Complete our feedback form now.
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    I couldn't get to job centre to verify it as I couldn't walk,then they stopped any face to face at job centre in the 18th march,so my work coach accepted my fit notes
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    I didn't even know that when u declare health condition,that by had to do for more same time,I wasn't told that
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    You can't do anything until a decision's been made. Once it has if you need further advice please post back here.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2020
    jojo7777 said:
    I didn't even know that when u declare health condition,that by had to do for more same time,I wasn't told that

    Sorry but i'm not quite understanding you here.

    May i ask what dates your assessment periods are? If you're not sure then what date exactly did you first claim UC?
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    From the 18th to the 17th
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    What I meant was I didn't know that wen u declare a health condition that u had to show fit  note at the same time,I wasn't aware
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks. This means that if you are awarded LCWRA then the waiting period is 3 full assessment periods, then the LCWRA element is then paid from the 4th month, which will be as follows.

    Feb 18th - March 17th doesn't count.

    March 18th - April 17th 1 month
    April 18th - May 17th 2 months
    May 18th - June 17th 3 months.


    LCWRA element will potentially start from June 18th - July 17th Owed
    July 18th - August 17th owed
    August 18th - September 17th owed

    If they accept that gap between reporting the health condition and sending the fit note then you'll be owed 3 months, which will include this months money. If they don't accept the gap then it will be 2 months owed.

    Have you had the assessment and now waiting the decision? or still waiting for the assessment?

  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    had assessment over two weeks ago just waiting on decision...I have arthritis on both knees they lock and can't move them, I also have skeletalmuscular disease in both knees aswell,
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    Not building hopes up,I probably won't even been awarded lcrwa,just have to wait and see,thanks

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not awarded based on any diagnosis. It's how those condifitions affect your ability to do any type of work. Once the decision's been made the letter will be uploaded onto your journal.
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,239 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome.

    If you live in th eUK you can request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to you. This will give you some idea what the decision is likley to be because they mostly go with the report. You'll still need to wait for the decision though. If you do request it then take note of the LCW and LCWRA recommendations towards the back of the report. If you don't understand it then post back here and i'm sure someone will help you further.

    Once the decision's been made if you're not happy then you'll have 1 month from that date to request the MR.
  • jojo7777
    jojo7777 Member Posts: 39 Listener
    Thanks,who do I ask for a copy of the report,universal credit,coz I called them last week and they told me to ring the assessor

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Do you need advice on your energy costs?


Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.