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Lcwra backdated payment. What do I do?

AzmiAzmi Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 5 in Universal Credit
Hi Dear.
My Name is Mehmood. 
I just need some information about my LCWRA claim. 
I provide my first sick note to jobcentre in 10 feb 2020.
In end  feb 2020 i received a form from UC to fill and send back in 5th March 2020 i received a letter from UC for My face to face assessment appointment on 24/03/2020.But Due to the COVID-19 they cencel that appointment.
But i still provide 2 months more sick notice to job centre.
FROM JUNE 2020 I did not got any appointments from job centre. Even not on phone.
But in November 2020 My job centre Advicer send me phone appointment in my journal.
After one month i got a letter for my Assessment. 
12th December i received call for my Assessment. About my health condition.
After one week i received a message in journal that i have LCWRA reward. So you will not able for work. And you will receive extra money every month. 
And will got back payment as well.
In January 2021 i just received only £343.
Till now they just give me same amount.
What about my back dated payment. Last year 2020 of  10 months.
Is i am eligible for back dated payment. 
Because due to the COVID-19 they change the date not me.and cencel that appointment. 
Please can you tell me about it thanks. 
I did not even call them about my back dated payment. What i do thanks. 

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  • AzmiAzmi Member Posts: 2 Listener
    edited July 5
    Hi Dear.
    My Name is Mehmood. 
    I just need some information about my LCWRA claim. 
    I provide my first sick note to jobcentre in 10 feb 2020.
    In end you Feb 2020 i received a form from UC to fill and send back in 5th March 2020 i received a letter from UCfor My face to face assessment appointment on 24/03/2020.But Due to the COVID-19 they cencel that appointment.
    But i still provide 2 months more sick notice to job centre.
    FROM JUNE 2020 I did not got any appointments from job centre. Even not on phone.
    But in November 2020 My job centre Advicer send me phone appointment in my journal.
    After one month i got a letter for my Assessment for Lcwra. 
    In 12th December i received call for my Assessment. About my health condition.
    After one week i received a message in journal that i have Lwrc. So you will not able for work. And you will receive extra money every month. 
    And will got back payment as well.
    In January 2021 i just received only £343.
    Till now they just give me same amount.
    What about my back dated payment. Last year 10 months.
    Is i am eligible for back dated payment. 
    Because due to the COVID-19 they change the date not me.
    Please can you tell me about it thanks. 
    I did not even call them about my back dated payment. What i do thanks. 
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,217 Pioneering
    Did you provide continuous sick notes? It’s not clear. 
  • AzmiAzmi Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Yes was provided my first sick note on 10th Feb 2020.
    Then  till April 2020.
  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,217 Pioneering
    I’m no expert, but if you only provided fit notes until April 2020 and were not assessed until December 2020 then I’m sure that will cause issues. I’m sure someone who knows better will be able to answer. 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,008 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    In order to get back pay you will need to have provided fit notes from when you first sent one till the date your decision was made in Dec 

    Any gaps in fit notes could result in arrears not being due 

    As you have been getting the payment since Jan I would presume you will not be getting back pay 

    You can query this in your journal mark it as a payment query
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,125 Pioneering
    edited July 5
    To get the backdated LCWRA you should have provided continuous Fit Notes to UC until advised you no longer needed to. I would have expected UC to send you reminders through your journal. If you stopped sending in Fit Notes in June 2020 they may not pay you backdated LCWRA element. 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,959

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Azmi :) Just to let you know, I've merged your two threads so that all of the replies are in one place (thanks for pointing that our @MarkN88)
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