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Am I entitled to backpay for Lcwra?
Hi, I began claiming Universal Credit in May 2018. I suffer from Severe anxiety, and depression and other issues. My Husband passed away Suddenly in February of that year, and my mental health worsened. I couldn't work. I saw my Gp Monthly and provided Monthly Fit notes to Dwp. In November of 2018, I had a Wca, where i was placed in the Lcw group. I no longer had to provide Fit notes. I was told i would have another Wca in Nov 2019. I received a form in sept 2019, completed it and returned. But then received no further correspondence from Dwp whatsoever. In Jan 2021 I received a letter to say I would have a Wca over the telephone. I had this in February, and at the beginning of March received a letter awarding me the Lcwra. My first payment was made two weeks later. My question is, should I have received Back payment for the Lcwra from Jan 2020? Which would be 3 months after what should have been my Assesment in 2019? As that is when medical evidence was submitted? But heard nothing. I have tried to resolve this with Dwp, my Daughter spoke to a lady at Dwp, who said as far as she could see I should receive backpayment from Jan 2020. But not heard anything since the award notification. Hope someone can help please. Thank you.