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Hi there. I've been awarded LCWRA, can I also apply for PIP?

Torim
Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
Today I’ve just been awarded LCWRA , I won’t be getting payment til 3months so I’m just wondering can I also apply for PIP during this or is it all the same. I’m soo confused 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,332 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 4
    PIP is a completely different benefit with different criteria. If you think you should qualify then start a claim.

    Details of how the assessment is scored are here
    https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/personal-independence-payment-pip/pip-points-system

    The claim process is long and it may be many months before you get a decision. No money is paid until a decision is made but any award will be backdated to the day of claim.


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Torim
    Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
    thank you for your reply , I’ve applied for pip before and it took soo long and I  got turnt down but my mental health has got worse and I’ve a lot more medical history and involvement with mental health teams , Cmp etc quiet surprised I got awarded LWRCA .. I’m also on universal credit 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,757 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You say you won't get any lcwra payment for 3 months that depends on when you reported the medical condition 

    The 3 month waiting period starts from when you reported the condition 

    So you may not be waiting 3 months for payment
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Torim
    Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thank you for your Reply janer1967 , I reported my condition in November , was getting fit notes then I filled out and posted form.. it was dated 30th March 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,757 Disability Gamechanger
    Dependant on exact dates if you reported and supplied fit notes in nov then payment should start in April so you should get a months backpay 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Torim
    Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thanks for your help , much appreciated.. I must check date of my first fit note , I thought it just went by when I sent the fit for work questionnaire Form in .. i live in Northern Ireland, is it a standard rate or is everyone different 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,757 Disability Gamechanger
    I think it is standard rate but not 100% sure it is £343.63 and according to Internet is jyst same for ni 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Torim
    Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
    thanks again :) 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,332 Disability Gamechanger
    Torim said:.. surprised I got awarded LWRCA .. I’m also on universal credit 
    LCWRA is an additional element in UC, not a separate benefit.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

    Scope community team

    Hi @Torim

    I'm glad the responses received have helped answer your question, please do let us know how you get on and ask away if anything else crops into your mind.

    Just to add - I've tweaked the title of your post to help others who might have the same question in the future :)  Good luck! 
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  • Torim
    Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
    So I’ve checked my fit notes and the first 1 dates 12th February 2021 , I reported to my work coach on 25th November about my health condition and from then I had to speak to docs etc to get ball rolling.. so does the claim go from the first fit note? Sorry if I seem like I’m repeating myself 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,332 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately because of the delay in getting fit Notes DWP are likely to take February rather than November as the start of the three month waiting period. The rules only allow you to self-certify for 7 days. With a February start date you should get the LCWRA element in June or July (depends on the dates of your assessment periods).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,757 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Yes it will go from first fit note though I don't understand why you were not asked for one when reporting the condition 

    That will mean you will be looking at July for your first payment 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Torim
    Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Thanks for the replies ,It’s all just soo confusing for me .. will I get any back date payments, @janer1967 they didn’t even mention fit notes at that time to me 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,332 Disability Gamechanger
    Torim said:  .. will I get any back date payments, 
    As explained - probably not.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Torim
    Torim Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Ok thanks for that ☺️ 

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