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Help with lcwra please. How far back would I be backdated?

jp51
jp51 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited September 24 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi after claiming uc March 2020 whilst on ssp I was unable to claim esa untill the 8th Oct 2020 and is still on going with no gaps having just been accepted lcwra on the 20th Sept 2021 how far back would I be backdated any help thank you

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,006 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 23
    If you declared your health condition when you claimed in March 2020 and have provided continuous Fit Notes since then you will be due the LCWRA element of UC from the July 2020 payment.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • jp51
    jp51 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Yes I declared it in my uc claim in March 2020 but due to ssp being paid the work capability assessment couldn't be done untill 12 weeks after esa was claimed  which started 8th October 2020 so I should of veen assed Jan 2021 but they never got round to do uptill 3 weeks ago
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,006 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 23
    jp51 said:..due to ssp being paid the work capability assessment couldn't be done untill 12 weeks after esa was claimed ...
    If you were just getting SSP this should not have delayed the capability assessment. The assessment would only be delayed if you were earning more than 16 x NMW/week, SSP is less than this.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.

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