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I've been awarded LCWRA. It says I'm getting paid £0.00 on the 27th- what does this mean?

mikey91
mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
Hi ive been awarded lcwra as im blind in 1 eye and suffer with really bad depression i was awarded the lcwra element and the assessment period ended yesterday ive had my statement on my journal and it says im getting paid 0.00 on the 27th can anyone please help me to understand it 
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,419 Disability Gamechanger
    You haven’t provided enough information for us to comment.
    Can you provide more information about what your UC statement shows.
    Are you claiming any other benefits?
    Has anything else changed this month?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Im claiming ESA too which gets taken off my uc allowance and the only other thing thats changed is the 20 uplift payment has ended but what im asking about is when am i likely to receive a payment or an update from the lcwra element as is nowhere to be seen on my payment statement thanks for reading and replying
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    When did you report the medical condition and provide a fit note. 

    Lcwra is paid from the 4th assessment period after you reported the condition 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    edited October 22
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Hope this helps understand because i cant understand it all.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,839 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 22
    You said you're claiming ESA as well, when did you start that claim? was it 03/01/2021?
    What month did you claim UC? Your AP (assessment period) runs from 21st to 20th of the month, which means you must have started your claim on 21st of a month. Your AP starts on the first day you claimed UC and lasts for 1 month.
    On your journal message it says your award began on 07/07/2021 which suggests that was when you sent your fit note or reported your health condition.
    On your journal it mentions "take home pay" are you claiming UC with a partner that works?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,419 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 22
    Have you now been put in the ESA Support Group? If so your ESA deduction in UC will be higher than previously and if UC have not included the LCWRA element that will reduce your UC. 

    If you first reported the health condition to UC in the December to January then the LCWRA element should be payable from the April to  May AP (payable in May).

    If the LCWRA decision was made in July then it sounds as if UC have incorrectly taken the three months waiting period from the date of decision - unfortunately this does seem to happen quite often. I can see you have queried this and hopefully UC will correct this.



    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,419 Disability Gamechanger
    poppy123456 said: On your journal message it says your award began on 07/07/2021 which suggests that was when you sent your fit note or reported your health condition. 
    In OPs journal message they say they supplied Fit Notes from 3rd January.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,686

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    Hi @mikey91,

     Just to let you know, I've edited the screenshot you sent as it revealed your full name. As outlined in our house rules, we don't allow personal details such as full names to be shared on the community. If you could remember to edit out any names in future screenshots, that'd be perfect :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,839 Disability Gamechanger
    calcotti said:
    poppy123456 said: On your journal message it says your award began on 07/07/2021 which suggests that was when you sent your fit note or reported your health condition. 
    In OPs journal message they say they supplied Fit Notes from 3rd January.
    Yes but that’s a journal message the OP has put. My thoughts were that they claimed NsESA on this date with the fit note. People often get confused with both those benefits, as you know. 
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Hi @mikey91,

     Just to let you know, I've edited the screenshot you sent as it revealed your full name. As outlined in our house rules, we don't allow personal details such as full names to be shared on the community. If you could remember to edit out any names in future screenshots, that'd be perfect :)

  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    Thanks scope and sorry for breaking the rules 
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    I was injured on 24th of december 2020 and work was paying me ssp from then till april when they sacked me but i started my esa claim in april to and the had my wca which i was then placed into the lcwra group and i was told that i would be contacted to when they will sort a payment out and then on 07/07/21 i was given my decision that i had lcwra and ive waited the 3 month ap so surely i should get paid this week then 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,419 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 22
    mikey91 said:
    I was injured on 24th of december 2020 and work was paying me ssp from then till april when they sacked me but i started my esa claim in april to and the had my wca which i was then placed into the lcwra group and i was told that i would be contacted to when they will sort a payment out and then on 07/07/21 i was given my decision that i had lcwra and ive waited the 3 month ap so surely i should get paid this week then 
    When did you report your health condition to UC (as distinct from claiming ESA)?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    I reported it in January 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,419 Disability Gamechanger
    mikey91 said:
    I reported it in January 
    In which case
    calcotti said:
    If you first reported the health condition to UC in the December to January AP then the LCWRA element should be payable from the April to May AP (payable in May).

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    I phoned DWP today and they have said my assesment period didnt start till 15th of sept but my journal says it started in july so surely what i was told today is wrong please advise if u can
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    I phoned DWP today and they have said my assesment period didnt start till 15th of sept but my journal says it started in july so surely what i was told today is wrong please advise if u can
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
  • mikey91
    mikey91 Member Posts: 14 Listener
    edited October 23

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