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How long to wait for back payment lcwra

amelia63 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I've been awarded lcwra.
I'm aware that it's back dated 3 month from the 1st fit note I've done all the calculations as to what I'm owed. 
I'm wondering how long it takes for them to send the back pay? 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2021
    it’s not paid at all during the waiting period. Its then paid from the 4th month of your claim. When doing the calculations make sure you’ve calculated 3 full assessment periods from the date you reported your health condition.
    It can often take a few weeks for them to pay money owed. Before doing this they need to recalculate all the relevant past statements so then can work out how much they owe you. 
    Once it’s paid it takes 3-5 working days to go into your bank. 
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