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I've just been awarded LCWRA. Will I be backdated anything?

nicoleleexnicoleleex Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited April 29 in Universal Credit
Hi I have just been awarded lcwra just wondering if I will be back dated anything. My first sick line was the 5the feb till tomorrow, my payment dates are the 11th off every month 

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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 818 Pioneering
    There is a three month waiting period. From the fourth month you will start to receive the extra amount. 
  • nicoleleexnicoleleex Member Posts: 9 Listener
    So I wont recive the extra money on my universal credit on the 11th may? It will be the month after?
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 818 Pioneering
    I think it will be June, yes. Although I’m no UC expert.

    @chiarieds might know better. 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,044 Disability Gamechanger
    Nor am I a UC expert @MarkN88 :) I believe you're correct tho, as 5th - 11th Feb won't count, so 12 Feb - 11th March (1st month); 12th March - 11th April (2nd month); 12th April - 11th May (3rd month), so payment due in the 4th month on 11th June.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 818 Pioneering
    chiarieds said:
    Nor am I a UC expert @MarkN88 :) I believe you're correct tho, as 5th - 11th Feb won't count, so 12 Feb - 11th March (1st month); 12th March - 11th April (2nd month); 12th April - 11th May (3rd month), so payment due in the 4th month on 11th June.
    I’m glad you worked it out the same as me. 

    We can both learn about UC as we go along. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,238 Disability Gamechanger
    Just to add chiareds cal inaction is correct 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    edited April 29
    Payment date 11th of the month. I infer the AP is therefore 5th of month to 4th of month.
    Medical condition reported on 5th February.
    First month of the relevant period is 5th Feb to 4th March, second month is 5th March to 4th April, third month is 5th April to 4th May LCWRA element payable starting 5th May to 4th June which is payable on 11th June.
    As advised by Mark in first instance.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • nicoleleexnicoleleex Member Posts: 9 Listener
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,044 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for the correction @calcotti - again I will try & remember. Please note, I wasn't trying to correct Mark, whom I thought had already answered correctly.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,236 Pioneering
    chiarieds said:
    Thank you for the correction @calcotti - again I will try & remember. 
    The bit to remember is that the payment date is a week after the end of the assessment period.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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