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Hi, my name is Platter! I have a question about UC

Platter Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited April 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello All, 
I'm looking for some help in understanding a Universal credit situation please.  Me and my wife have been claiming UC from January 25th 2018 to present,  and from that date I have been providing a drs line without a break. I have just had an assessment for my health condition (16.04.2021), and have found out today that I have been told I am in the LCWAWRA, if thats right?.
I keep seeing things about "Back Pay", and I wonder if I may get any?. The assessment wasn't done for myself when we signed up to UC and was only picked up on late last year. As I said I have provided Sick lines from day one without a break.

Any help in understanding this would be greatly appreciated as I am very confused and anxious about it?.

Thank You.


  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

    Scope community team

    Hello @Platter and welcome to the community, I hope you are well this evening! 

    I just wanted to say that it's great you've joioned us, hopefully we will be able to answer your query. I have moved your discussion over to our Universal Credit category.
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  • Platter
    Platter Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you Ross.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,342 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    You should be paid the lcwra additional payment from the 4th assessment period after you reported your medical condition 

    So roughly not knowing all your dates from July 2018 which will be a lot of backpay roughly 10k 

    You may have to challenge this as they may say that you should have chased it up 

    Watch out for a letter in your journal saying when award starts from 

  • Platter
    Platter Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I never knew that I had to have an assessment from day one, but expecting a fight no doubt. They like to get money back from you but never the other way round, even if you are due it.  Thanks. 


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