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UC said I never sent back assessment letter, which I did. Will I get backpayment for time I waited?

ross88angross88ang Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 9 in Universal Credit
Hi peeps I've been on uc since September I did a work capability assessment in October  its now April and I've been chasing it up since. They constantly tell me there waiting for the decision and im in a que. Today I've had a message in my journal saying that I never sent back the assessment letter (which I did) and that there sending it me again to do the assessment. So I'm wondering does this mean the nearly 7 months I've been waiting won't be backdated ? 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    If you get awarded lcwra there will be additional payment 

    Any other outcome does not pay any more money 

    The claim starts when you reported the medical condition but then there is the 3 payment period waiting time si payment is from 4th pay period and if you are awarded should be backdated to then 
  • ross88angross88ang Member Posts: 3 Listener
    OK thank you im still abit confused to what they will backdate me I know that I will be awarded it as they have the fit notes and im also awarded pip. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately that doesn't give you an award PIP is different benefit with different criteria 

    I get enhanced PIP for both elements . My leg has been amputated so wheelchair bound,  also blind in one eye and was housebound but they found me fit for work.  I had to go to tribunal to get awarded 

    Not trying to scare you but sending fit notes and getting PIP are of no relevance 

    As for back pay if for example you reported condition 1st Jan then the waiting period of 3 months would mean Jan - Feb   Feb-march and Mar - Apr would be waiting months so payment would start from May 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,775 Disability Gamechanger
    @ross88ang hi and welcome, sounds like they might have lost it in the system, did you get proof of posting when you sent it in?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • ross88angross88ang Member Posts: 3 Listener
    @woodbine I don't think I have the proof my mum sent it off for me il have to ask her. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,942

    Scope community team

    Hi @ross88ang. Am I understanding correctly that you had an assessment in October? Have you requested a copy of the assessment report from that? It would seem unreasonable for them to restart the process.

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