Will the extra LCWRA payment be backdated to when I first put my evidence in?

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hedgio
hedgio Community member Posts: 9 Listener
edited February 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi, I sent my  open ended sick note in to UC 01/11/2020, I had phone assessment approx 6 weeks ago and decision is limited capacity for work or work related activities, UC chap said there is a 3 month period to wait, does  anyone know if the extra payment will be backdated to when I first put in my evidence ie- sick note in 2020  ?
 Thank you in advance for any help 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
    edited February 2022
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    The extra money is payable from the fourth complete assessment period after you first reported your health condition.

    What is your UC payment date?
  • hedgio
    hedgio Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Hi my next uc payment date is 15th February thank you 
  • hedgio
    hedgio Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Sorry next UC payment  is 15th March 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
    edited February 2022
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    Your assessment period is therefore 9th to 8th of the month.
    Health condition reported in October to November assessment period.
    The three months waiting are November to February.
    The LCWRA element is payable for the February to March 2021 period paid on 15th March. You therefore appear to be owed 12 months.

    UC will recalculate all of your previous statements and then compare it with what you we’re previously paid. You will then be paid the arrears due.

    Note that when the new statements are prepared they will be uploaded to your journal and will overwrite the old statements. It would be sensible to download your previous statements now so that you have a record.
  • hedgio
    hedgio Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Thank you, much appreciated,