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

gemdgemd Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited June 12 in Universal Credit
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?


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 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 
  • gemdgemd Member Posts: 5 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 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 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_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,086

    Scope 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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  • gemdgemd Member Posts: 5 Listener
  • gemdgemd Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hello , this is what I was sent, in my award letter it’s says if Payment will show in statements when they happen. 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,255 Pioneering
    edited June 14
    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.
  • gemdgemd Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for your input everyone. Really appreciate it. 
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