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Evidence for LCWRA

Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 17 Connected
Hello again

Just a quick (I hope) question for the experts here regarding what the DWP count as 'evidence' to begin the three month waiting process for a LCWRA award.
I started my daughter's claim in August and started providing fit notes then, we filled in the form for her assessment a few weeks later and sent that in with lots of medical supporting letters, we had a reply within 4 days of them receiving the form saying she was to be placed in the LCWRA group (this letter was dated 10.10.2020) and that was it, nothing more has been said.
Could someone possibly clarify if her assessment period started from when we handed in fit notes from August or from the day they received her medical evidence and form?
Thank you so much ☺ 

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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 723 Pioneering
    What’s lcwra ? 
  • Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Low capability for work related activities. 
  • Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Sorry, I meant 'limited' capability.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    What's her assessment period dates please? I will be able to work out when she should receive the LCWRA element once i know this.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,202 Disability Gamechanger
    The waiting period starts from first sick note received she will have to wait 3 full assessment periods eg the dates of her UC assessment periods then payment is made from the 4th month 

    For example sick note sent aug if after start assessment period then sept oct nov would be waiting period payment start from dec 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,202 Disability Gamechanger
    @cupcake88

    LCWRA is limited capability for work and work related activity for those on UC means they are classed as not fit for work and receive an additional payment on top of their UC
  • Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    I've also been in touch with UC not expecting a quick answer but got one! apparently she's due the payment in January. Thank you for your replies ☺ 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That doesn't sound correct to me. What's her assessment period dates please? Sometimes they get the dates wrong and tell people the waiting period applies from when the decision on the assessment was made, this isn't correct. I just want to make sure they are correct with their advice.
    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.
  • Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Hello Poppy 
    Her assessment date (first payment) was from the 12th September - 11th October (following the usual 5 week wait for a payment?) the next was 12th Oct - 11th Nov* (*current assessment period, she's paid on the 18th of each month) Journal entries began on the 12th September. Fit note runs from 26th August - 26 Nov.
    I guess we started on the 12th September with the claim, following the telephone appointment with a uc colleague. 
    Hope this makes sense. 
    Thanks again.. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks, yes it makes sense. Unforuntately, in this case it goes from the date of the claim, not the date of the fit note.

    12th September - 11th October ...1 month
    12 October - 11 November...  2 months
    12 November - 11 December...  3 months.
    12th December - 11 January... LCWRA payment starts here and will be paid in with this payment. DWP are correct with their dates.
    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.
  • Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 17 Connected
    Yes, I gathered it would be around January time. 
    Would make life less stressful if they just explained the process a little more clearly.. 
    Thank you for your help.. ☺ 


  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,373 Disability Gamechanger
    It can be quite a stressful process @Luna51, sadly it's a process that isn't always made easy for the claimants. 

    But I hope the above advice has been helpful.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Luna51 said:
    Yes, I gathered it would be around January time. 
    Would make life less stressful if they just explained the process a little more clearly.. 
    Thank you for your help.. ☺ 



    The majority of them don't know the process theirself to be honest. They are very poorly trained.
    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.
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