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Hi, I'm juls82! Awarded LCWRA - is the amount I'm due correct & it is worth appealing for backpay?

juls82juls82 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 15 in Universal Credit
I have been on uc since October 2019 , I moved over from income support I did not know I had to hand in fit notes so I asked my work coach at the start of December why I hadn’t had a medical to be told I had to hand in fit notes ,which I didn’t know as I had a fit note stating until further notice for my income support. As soon as I was told in December I had to hand in fit notes to u.c I started handed in in December. I had a medical 9 weeks ago and found out I passed and am now on lcwra and said I am due £362 , should I not be entitled to this per month? And due backdated money ? Even if only from I knew in December I had to hand in new fit notes my back payment should be more than £362 and can I ask for a m.r as been on u.c for a year and a half . Or an appeal, is it worth appealing? Tyia 


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,927

    Scope community team

    Hi @juls82 and welcome to our online community, how are you today?

    I just need to ask a few more questions to help us better help you.  When you moved to Universal Credit (UC), did you report your health condition at the time and have you been receiving fit notes from your doctor for the entire duration?

    Also, do you know what your assessment periods are so we can work out if you're owed any backdated money from December.

    Just to let you know, I've tweaked the title of your thread and moved it to our UC category so others can spot it more easily :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,008 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    You monthly ,payment will be £343.63

    I imagine the money you have had is your arrears as 8f you handed ingit notes from Dec there are 3 full months waiting period so dec wouldn't count as full month then Jan to Feb   Feb to Mar and Mar to Apr would be waiting months so may would be first payment which would make sense for the amount you have mentioned 

    You can challenge if you want but rules are clear that you must provide continuous fit notes but they may take into account your note from before you moved over to uc but it will no doubt he too old to be counted 
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