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Will my LCWRA be backdated?

cburton85cburton85 Member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi,
I applied for the disability element of universal credit and sent off the forms with my evidence/ fit notes etc on the 5th October. (Fit notes date back to the 15th September) I had my medical assessment in December and was shortly after put in the LCWRA category on the 9th December.

the DWP recently confirmed I will get my extra amount in my February payment. If my fit notes date back to the 15th September, will it be backdated?

my assessment periods are from the 11th - 10th of each month and I’m paid on the 18th.

any answers I’ll be very grateful. Thanks

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  • jojo7777jojo7777 Member Posts: 35 Listener
    i think u might b owed just one month
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,452 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    My calculation would be 

    Sept to oct wouldn't count as fit note didnt cover whole period 

    So oct -nov month 1 waiting 

    Nov -dec 2nd waiting 

    Dec -jan 3rd month waiting 

    Jan to feb 1st payment due paid on 18th feb 

    So no back pay due if paid it on feb payment 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 488 Pioneering
    edited February 7
    Opening post not entirely clear. Was 5th October the date you sent back the UC50 form or was it the date you declared the health condition on your UC journal? 

    If it was the date you declared the health health condition I agree with Janer. If you declared the health condition before this date, what was that date. It is the date you declare the condition that triggers the ’relevant period’.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,452 Disability Gamechanger
    @calcotti thanks for that I was led to believe it was the date first fit note was submitted that triggers the relevant period ? 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 488 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    @calcotti thanks for that I was led to believe it was the date first fit note was submitted that triggers the relevant period ? 
    You can self declare the health condition for 7 days. The first Fit Note should be submitted within that period. I’m just not clear whether “evidence/fit notes” is referring to that first Fit Note or to the UC50/evidence which would be later.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,452 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks of course that makes sense to me now with bring able to self cert for first 7 days 
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