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Hi, my name is callumkelso! Will I get UC backpay?

callumkelsocallumkelso Member Posts: 10 Listener
edited April 29 in Universal Credit
Hi can anyone tell me does lcwra get back dated from your first sick note handed in? My claim was made on the 25th of January 2021 and I have provided sick notes from that date right up until my decisions which was made on the 23 of April.

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,238 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    There is a 3 month waiting period you don't get paid for so you will be looking at around June for your first payment 

    Hope this helps 
  • callumkelsocallumkelso Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Hi thank you for you prompt response does this mean I will get backdated from the 25th of January any arrears im owed and also I'm due a payment this month but on my journal it only says my universal credit and not my extra allowance for this month.

    Kind regards 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,238 Disability Gamechanger
    No you won't get any back pay as you are not entitled to any payment till the 4th month 

    So as I said your 1st payment will be in June and just 1 payment 
  • callumkelsocallumkelso Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Okay is that the case even if I have provided fit notes too.

    Kind regards
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,238 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes it is the case for everyone there is no entitlement for the first three months 

    Read up about it on gov website 
  • callumkelsocallumkelso Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Okay glad you could clear that up for me because when I phoned up the office the lady on the phone said I'm entitled to back payment. 

    Kind regards 

    Callum
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,228

    Scope community team

    Hello @callumkelso

    Welcome to the community, I hope you're well today. 

    As mentioned above, you will be paid from the 4th month so won't receive any backpay for the previous periods. I hope the responses from Janer have helped to clear things up for you.
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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 818 Pioneering
    Okay glad you could clear that up for me because when I phoned up the office the lady on the phone said I'm entitled to back payment. 

    Kind regards 

    Callum
    Unfortunately not and also the call handlers are not the best people to speak to as they have very bare minimum knowledge. 
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