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Hi, I'm gemd! I've been placed in the LCW group - will I get back pay?

gemd Member Posts: 20 Listener
edited June 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi. I was tes done advice from anyone that can help..
I completed a uc50 back in feb2020 and I have only had my WCA this year in May 2021 and have received a letter to say they have decided I have LCW. They have said that I have been awarded from feb 2020. Does this mean it will be backdated from then. Anyone know what the amount would be?


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    If you have been awarded lcw there is no additional payment so no back pay due 

    You only get additional amount if awarded lcwra 

    Lcw just means you only have to prepare to look for work and your work coach will be in touch to set any work related commitments 
  • gemd
    gemd Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Thank you so much for your reply. They have said I do not need to look for work in my letter. It’s so confusing.  And My award will be from 12th Feb 2020 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,338 Disability Gamechanger
    That's fine but as above unless it is lcwra you have been awarded there is no payment lcw just means you don't have to look for work just prepare 
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hi @gemd and a warm welcome to our online community!  How are you today?

    As advised, if you have been placed in the Limited Capability for Work (LCW) group, you wouldn't be entitled to any payment as the LCW element of UC was abolished in 2017 - See Entitled.to's Universal Credit LCW webpage for more information.  

    Are you doubly sure the letter doesn't say Limited Capability for Work Related Activity (LCWRA)?  

    Please let us know if you have any more questions.  And in the meantime, I've moved your post to our Universal Credit category and slightly tweaked the title to help others spot it :)  Take care.  
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  • gemd
    gemd Member Posts: 20 Listener
  • gemd
    gemd Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Hello , this is what I was sent, in my award letter it’s says if Payment will show in statements when they happen. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,290 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2021
    As janer and Cher say, there is no additional money for Limited Capability for Work.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • gemd
    gemd Member Posts: 20 Listener
    Thank you for your input everyone. Really appreciate it. 


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