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I've been awarded LCWRA. They said backdated money might be used to pay off debt- anyone had this?

mike2424mike2424 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited June 25 in Universal Credit
Hi I've just received my decision letter saying I've been award lcwra and I should receive a note on my journal about backdated money they owe me it also says any money we owe you might be taken to pay off a debt I owe them and was wondering if anyone else had the money not paid to them to pay of a debt 


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Yes this is usually the case if there are any outstanding debts they will take it from any back pay 

    Did you know about the debt and agree you owe them money? If so not much you can do 

    If the debt is in dispute you may have to challenge the repayment 
  • mike2424mike2424 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I never knew about the debt till they contacted me in 2018 over many years I managed to save £8,000 pounds as I was a career at the time and when I looked online it said that careers allowance wasn't taken into account for saving so I thought I'm okay till they contacted me saying not then I found myself owing thousands back and they have been taking money of my universal credit since 2018 now I'm not fit for work they said they owe me 10 weeks of backdated money but I guess them I won't see a penny off it 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry about that at least some of the debt will be cleared but u know that isn't probably what you want 
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