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Will I get any money backdated from my award date?

pk28 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone, first time doing this abit nervous. I was awarded lwcra from 3.6.21 but my assessment period started on the 9.10.21 which I received one payment of lwcra, my question is will I get any money backdated from my award date.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2021
    There’s a full 3 month assessment period waiting time and then the extra money starts from the 4 month of your claim. This means the extra money isn’t paid at all for those waiting months. 
    Whether you’re owed any money depends on what date exactly you reported your health condition and the exact dates of your assessment periods. (Or the date you usually receive your payment) Without knowing the exact dates it’s not possible to advise. 
  • pk28
    pk28 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Oh ok I understand now. Thank you very.
  • pk28
    pk28 Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

    Scope community team

    Hello @park2
    Hello @pk28 and welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    There's no need to be nervous, this is a very supportive and welcomingcommunity, and I'm sure you'll find it to be a positive outlet.

    I hope the information from Poppy about backdated payments has been helpful for you.
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