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How much is LCWRA? Will it affect my current benefits? When is it backdated to?

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RoyDunn59
RoyDunn59 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited July 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Thanks for accepting me I do have a query which hopefully can be answered 
I'm 61 years old and living on my own I'm in receipt of universal credit housing benefit mobility at higher rate and living allowance at standard rate 
Last month I had a assessment and told I was to be put on lwcra
I have been sending in sick notes for 14 months as my health hasn't changed. My question is (1) how much is lcwra and will it affect the benefits I'm already claiming 
(2) is lcwra backdated from when I sent in my first sick note or when I received the confirmation letter 
Yours in anticipation 
Roy

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Lcwra is £343.63 per month it us backdated to the 4th assessment period after you reported the medical condition 

    If you have any further questions just ask 
  • RoyDunn59
    RoyDunn59 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you for your quick response much appreciated 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2021
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    As regards will it affect your other benefits, the answer is not will not. it is simply an increase in the amount of UC you will receive.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • RoyDunn59
    RoyDunn59 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you most helpful 
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