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Advice needed: Awarded LCWRA, does it get backdated? Can I get awarded PIP?

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12091978
12091978 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
edited June 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello folks hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine,, I have been awarded LCWRA does this get backdated ? And can i also get awarded PIP ? 
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    Lcwra gets backdated to 3 whole pay periods after you reported the condition and supplied fit notes 

    When did you do this 

    You can apply for pip it isn't dependant on getting lcwra 

    It is a different benefit with different criteria 
  • 12091978
    12091978 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Thanks Janer1967
  • 12091978
    12091978 Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Reported my condition in December 2020 ,, and my work capability assessment by phone for pip on 12 May 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2021
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    Hello @12091978 I enjoyed the sunshine briefly on my lunch break thanks  :)  How about you?

    As advised, LCWRA is awarded after a 3 month waiting period starting the date you first submitted medical evidence (normally a fit note).  If it has taken longer than 3 months for the work capability assessment to be carried out, then your UC element would get backdated to that point.  

    Also, PIP is a separate benefit, unrelated to LCWRA.  For more information, please visit Scope's PIP webpage or feel free to ask us any questions :)

    Just to let you know, I've tweaked the title of your thread to help others who may be in a similar situation.  Please keep us posted on how you get on and all the best.  
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    12091978 said:
    Reported my condition in December 2020 ,, and my work capability assessment by phone for pip on 12 May 
    So you are likely to be due the LCWRA element from your March or April payment depending on when in December you reported it and what days of the month your monthly UC payments cover.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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