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3 month wait

littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
edited October 2020 in Universal Credit
Hi asking for my friend who has been on uc eas sending in sick notes for mental health.waited months for assessment. Passed assessment but now told he won't get anything for it until another 3 months.i don't understand this.can someone help please?thank you 

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

    You've mentioned ESA and UC, so which benefit exactly are they claiming? If it's UC then what dates are their assessment periods and when did they first report the health condition?
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Sorry .he started on universal credit .he filled in the booklet in August.took ages for consultation .which was 19th of September got passed just a few days after.rang too see about back payment,and just got told it will be added too the universal credit in January.(wait of 3 months).im on old esa so was so different.seems odd too me .thanks poppy 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    There's waiting period just like there is for ESA. For UC it's 3 full assessment periods. As i previously said, it will depend on when exactly his assessment periods are and what daqte he first reported a health condition. I must admit he was assessed extremely quickly, so many people wait many months for the assessment and decision.
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    I will find out. he was really overdue for his first assessment but very quick decision.will find out exact time he filled in the booklet capability thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't need to know the exact time he filled out the work capability assessment form because that makes no difference to the waiting time for LCWRA. What i need to know is when exactly his assessment periods are and what date he first reported a health condition/sent the fit note in.

    If you don't know what the assessment periods are... if you can tell me when date he first applied for UC then i will know the dates of his assessment periods.
    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.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Just to let you know, I've moved this into the Universal Credit category @littleruthie123 :) 
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi it was April when he told them about health condition and started sending the sick notes in thanks 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Thank you tori-scope.
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    This is what theve said.dosent seem right too me as he's waited over 6 months too not get anything until January apart from basic amount 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They need to check their journal to see what date exactly they sent the first fit note. If there's a gap between reporting the health condition and then sending the fit note then that could be why they are saying it's not backdated. There must also be no gaps in the fit notes, if there was then that will also cause problems.
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hi no all sick notes were correct t 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    O no as I helped them the doctors rang him everymonth and got all sick notes uploaded.i think they haven't checked back properly the doctor also filled in they part if form back in July 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not saying they weren't correct but you haven't said what dates exactly and It's very difficult to help without knowing this. I suggest they leave a note on their journal to enquire why they have to wait until January for the LCWRA payment.
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Hiv yes ive doubled checked them sick notes started 26 th of febuary.thnks for advise. Weve sent them info so fingers crossed.thanks poppy 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,940 Scope community team
    Hi @littleruthie123. Has he managed to get this resolved? It looks as those his case manager mistakenly believes the wait period begins from the date of award rather than when he reported his health condition to UC. 

    As Poppy mentioned, his LCWRA should be backdated to 3 full assessment periods after his first fit note. So it depends on which date he reported on his UC account that he had a fit note. 
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  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Thank you .he first starting sending them in febuary.there meant too be checking it again and no response of them yet.will tackle them tomorrow. .Will update thanks 
  • littleruthie123littleruthie123 Member Posts: 490 Pioneering
    Adrian_scope  .rang again several times just get same robotic just wait answer. .ive taken if phone calls as making my friend poorly..rang again hopefully getting case manager call back.if not any advise please?.nitemare really is 
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