If I get my backdated esa money before my UC deadline does it mean I won't get my UC payment?

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teddyjohn89
teddyjohn89 Community member Posts: 44 Connected
edited August 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello everyone hope your well. Just have a quick question after receiving LCWRA for many health reasons so I'm on UC and ESA spoke to a lady on the phone from ESA she told me i was getting backdated money i am owed thats great. But if i get it before my UC deadline does this mean i wont get my UC payment ? Thank you 

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,922 Championing
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    Hi there 

    The backpay will not affect your normal uc payment that is why it is paid separate 
  • teddyjohn89
    teddyjohn89 Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    That's a relief :) thank you for the promt response much appreciated 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,005 Championing
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    Unfortunately DWP can get in a muddle over this. You will get arrears of ESA. You may also get arrears of UC and in many cases UC will overpay you in which case you will then owe them money.
    When UC recalculate your entitlement they will produce new monthly statements which will overwrite your old statements. If you want a record of how your previous payments were calculated you should take a record now.
  • teddyjohn89
    teddyjohn89 Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    OK no problem thank you for this information much Appreciated 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,611 Championing
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    Hi @teddyjohn89

    I hope you are well and that the above information has been helpful :) 
  • teddyjohn89
    teddyjohn89 Community member Posts: 44 Connected
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    Yes thank you :)