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sarah72
sarah72 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
Hello, I have reported my health condition on 28th September 2021. My assessment period is from 12th to 11th and I get paid on the 18th of each month.

I had my WCA assessment on 8th February 2022 and still waiting for decision. Will I be owed any back payments? Not sure how this works? 

Many thanks in advance.

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you are found to have LCWRA, the LCWRA element will be payable from the January to February assessment period (the February payment).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • sarah72
    sarah72 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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    So that works out as 1 month of backdated payment?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    sarah72 said:
    So that works out as 1 month of backdated payment?
    How much needs to be backdated will depend on when the decision is made, but as of today, yes, one month.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • sarah72
    sarah72 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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  • sarah72
    sarah72 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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    Hello again, just wondering if reporting a health condition and fit note has the same impact on backdated payments please?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2022
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    sarah72 said:
    Hello again, just wondering if reporting a health condition and fit note has the same impact on backdated payments please?

    Yes, as advised up to now you're owed 1 month if the decision is LCWRA.
    When you report a health condition you need to send a fit note within 7 days and continue to send them with no gaps until a decision's been made.



    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • sarah72
    sarah72 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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  • sarah72
    sarah72 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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    Awarded Lcwra and back pay. Thank you for all support and advice. X x x x 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    sarah72 said:
    Awarded Lcwra and back pay. Thank you for all support and advice. X x x x 
    Super news, thanks for the update. 
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  • sarah72
    sarah72 Community member Posts: 25 Listener
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  • emrxxx
    emrxxx Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    sarah72 said:
    Awarded Lcwra and back pay. Thank you for all support and advice. X x x x

     
    Hi Sarah could I ask how long it took you to get your desition x 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,016 Disability Gamechanger
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    emrxxx said:
    sarah72 said:
    Awarded Lcwra and back pay. Thank you for all support and advice. X x x x

     
    Hi Sarah could I ask how long it took you to get your desition x 

    This member hasn't been active since April so may not return to answer your question. Decisions for WCA can take anything up to 12 weeks. From the timeline posted here it looks like it took a few weeks.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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