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luckylizzie88
luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
edited July 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I need some help
My first sick note was given to UC in Sept 2020 I received my work assessment in December haven't heard nothing until now today I was awarded LXWRA. I've had sick notes for 3 months at a time. Will I be backdated thanks in advance 

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  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,281 Disability Gamechanger
    LCWRA should be backdated to the fourth full UC monthly period following that in which you first reported your health condition, so roundabout January 2021. Not possible to say exactly without knowing dates of your UC periods and exact date you first reported your health condition.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,398 Scope online community team
    Hello @luckylizzie88

    Welcome to the community, how are you? 

    Congratulations on being awarded LCWRA, you must be very happy about that. 

    Providing you haven't had any gaps in your fit notes since the submission of your first one, you should be awarded LCWRA from the fourth month onwards following that first fit note.
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  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    My first sick note was dated 28th Sept 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,281 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2021
    My first sick note was dated 28th Sept 
    calcotti said:.. Not possible to say exactly without knowing dates of your UC periods and exact date you first reported your health condition.
    And when are your monthly UC periods? (Or what date are you paid?)
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    6-5th monthly 

  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I'm paid on the 12th of each month 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,281 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2021
    Condition reported 28th Sept which is in the Sept - Oct period
    Waiting period is the three months from 6th Oct - 5th Nov, 6th Nov - 5th Dec and 6th Dec - 5th Jan.
    LCWRA element payable in the 6th Jan - 5th Feb period (paid 12th Feb) and thereafter.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Ok it's taken so long because they made a decision but never put it on the system. So UC was awesome and my work coach literally pushed and pushed and finally  the letter came through today on my UC. It just don't give much detail. So I should be backdated from Feb? Is that correct 
  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    It's so frustrating as they don't go into detail 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,281 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2021
    It's so frustrating as they don't go into detail 
    Once they make a decision somebody else has to work out when the arrears are due from. They then have to recalculate your entitlement for each month and compare it with what you were paid in order to calculate the arrears due. This all takes time.
    luckylizzie88 said:So I should be backdated from Feb? Is that correct 
    That's what my calculation indicates. Obviously if I didn't believe it to be correct i wouldn't have said so.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it 
  • luckylizzie88
    luckylizzie88 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    I already recieved a phone call from them today with the amount that they are paying me which is everything backdated thank for your help

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