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I've been awarded LCWRA. Has anyone else experience delays with hearing about back pay?

seanalex1234seanalex1234 Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited July 21 in Universal Credit
Looking for advice on Limited capacity for work or work related activity


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  • seanalex1234seanalex1234 Member Posts: 4 Listener

    I received a letter dated Saturday stating that after my assessment I had be granted the extra benefit.

    It informed me that if I was due a back payment I'd receive notification within 7 working days.

    Today is the 4th working day and although there are still technically 3 to go I am worried I still haven't heard as normally these things are quite quick in regards to informing you.

    Was wondering if anyone has had any problems waiting on back payments from the DWP.

    Thanks muchly!
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Lots of members have queries about this and most are waiting a few weeks rather than the quote 7 days 

    Dwp have huge workload and backlogs 
  • seanalex1234seanalex1234 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    No problem, my work coach was able to tell me a back payment was being processed on Monday but there was no mention of any potential back log.

  • seanalex1234seanalex1234 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Even if it takes longer than the quoted 7 days should I still be expecting a letter notifying me of when my payment Is due and what the figure will be?

    I expected some sort of update after 5 working days.

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

    Yes you will get a letter in your journal that is what the 7 days you have been advised about is that you should be informed of any monies owed 

    But as explained before they are currently not meeting that timescale 

    You will be notified you just need to be patient unfortunately 
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