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Lcwra problems. There was a mistake on my claim, when will my payment be backdated to?

jacksaaa
jacksaaa Member Posts: 21 Connected
edited September 22 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi there,
 Just wondering if anyone could give me some advice. I’ve been claiming uc since 21st august 2020 and when I started my claim I was asked why I was claiming etc and it was because I had to leave my job due to my health. I told them my conditions and was told I would need to have a health assessment, I then rang up a few times in November,December and was told to wait for my assessment and to keep sick notes, Then in February I rang again and found out the woman who took started my claim said I was fit for work even though I explained I wasn’t and left my job due to health then I was told to wait for health assessment to contact me this never happened again then I contacted them later that month and got told I need to provide sick note over the phone which I did and my sick note was from the 21st the start of my claim I have all the sick notes to cover no breaks. I’ve finally had my assessment September 2021 and been put in the lcwra group and they are saying I first provided sick note in March 2021 but I was getting told to wait for months after a mistake on my claim is it possible to get it from backdated before they got the evidence as I wasn’t being asked for it and being told to wait? My uc is a phone claim I’ve had the decision letter last week rang today and they don’t have any information about a decision being made yet 

 Thanks Jack
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 352 Pioneering
    Hi @jacksaaa

    Thanks for reaching out to us. Sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time. Unfortunately, LCWRA benefits are not my area of expertise and I am hoping someone with more knowledge in this area can respond to you. However, in the meantime, Entitled To (https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Long-term-health-condition-or-disability-Universal-Credit#:~:text=In most cases, the LCWRA,be paid any amount owing.) states "In most cases, the LCWRA element is awarded after a 3 month waiting period beginning on the day you provide medical evidence. If it takes longer than 3 months to carry out your Work Capability Assessment the element you are awarded will be backdated to this point and you will be paid any amount owing". I hope this helps! Please feel free to let us know how you get on with accessing the LCWRA benefits if you wish  :)
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  • jacksaaa
    jacksaaa Member Posts: 21 Connected
    @L_Volunteer thanks for your response it’s much appreciated I’ll have a look at the link you gave me, I know about the 3 months after evidence I was just wondering as the problems I had this have any affect as I was being told to keep hold of the sick notes 

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