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Lwrca backpay

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viczzz
viczzz Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi was wondering if anyone could help, I handed in my first fit note June 4th last year and the last one I put in November is up to January next year, I applied for lwrca and sent the questionair back in 16th June last year was ment to have my assesment January 18th this year but couldn't as my phone was broken so they re booked for the 23rd of this month the lady why done the assesment told me at the end she would be awarding the lwrca and I'd have a letter in 6 weeks with the decision but not to worry as she would be putting down for the lwrca so my question is will I get back dated from October or will it be from January as I couldn't attend the first assessment, my assessment dates the 18th 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,065 Disability Gamechanger
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    The person that did the assessment should not have said anything to you because it’s not their job to do that. They don’t make decisions. 
    The only person that can make the decision is a decision maker from DWP. 
    If found to have LCWRA then the extra money will be paid from either October or November. Depending on the dates of your assessment periods.
    Once a decisions been made you will receive the letter on your journal. 

    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.
  • viczzz
    viczzz Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Yeah I was a bit shocked she told me I would, although it was inevitable I was going to be awarded it so think she was just reassuring me of that, aww fab thank you wasn't sure if because I missed the first assessment if it would be October or January thank you for your help 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,065 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's some conditions that automatically entitle someone to LCWRA without an assessment. This would be someone that has a terminal illness with life expectancy to be 6 months or less.
    You are receiving treatment for cancer by way of chemotherapy or radiotherapy
    For this to apply you must either be actually receiving it, or: you are likely to receive such treatment within 6 months; or you are recovering from such treatment;
    Those claimants wouldn't be expected to have an assessment.
    It's good to remain positive but the decision hasn't been made yet. It was wrong of her to even reassure you because the decision isn't hers to make.
    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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