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Hi, my name is reni072 awarded lcwra

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reni072
reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
edited May 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone, I was assessed last April 2021 as LWC, reported that my conditions got worse july 2021, waited ages to be reassessed, finally had paper based assessment this year and awarded LCWRA. Uc are saying that the wait period for my backdated money still applies is this correct? As I thought because I was in lwc group previously that the wait period wouldn't apply?

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  • reni072
    reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Lcw, I mean sorry
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    You are correct. If you previously had LCW the LCWRA element should be paid from the start of the assessment period in which you reported the change in your health.

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1065173/admf5.pdf
    See paragraph F5047

    Request a Mandatory Reconsideration of the decision and refer them to the guidance.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • reni072
    reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    No sorry I had lcw previously, now been awarded lcwra 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    reni072 said:
    No sorry I had lcw previously, now been awarded lcwra 
    I understood that - typo in my reply which I have now corrected. Sorry.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • reni072
    reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
    edited May 2022
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    It was actually an advisor on the phone that agrued that with me, somehow I knew I was correct. Thank you 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    If it was a UC ‘adviser’ they aren’t advisers and often don’t know the rules.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • reni072
    reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Yes it was lol, thanks for confirming I was correct tho 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you request a Mandatory Reconsideration it should be passed to a Decision Maker who should have a better knowledge of the rules.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @reni072 and welcome to the community, it's good to have you aboard :) 

    I hope you have found the replies on this discussion helpful so far, and fingers crossed you continue to enjoy taking part in the community. Feel free to have a look through any of our categories and get involved with any discussions that take your fancy. I'd recommend paying a visit to the virtual coffee lounge which is where we play games and talk about all sorts of other subjects.

    I have moved your thread over to our Universal Credit category so that it will be better placed in case any other members come across it going forward.
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  • reni072
    reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    OK thanks il let you know how I get on
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Look forward to hearing from you about how you get on @reni072. If you stumble across any more questions or need any further support, please don't hesitate to let us know  :)
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  • reni072
    reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Just recieved msg off my case manager stating that I am only owed 1 month back pay as this was when I had to make a complaint because uc refused to reassess me before this, so the decision maker has awarded me lcwra from the date of complaint, surely this isn't right if I have been sending in continuous fit notes since last year 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    If you reported a change of circumstances and been sending in fit notes without any gaps since last July then you should receive backdated money to that assessment period. 
    You can request a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) in your journal telling them you disagree with that decision not to backdate it. Tell them the exact date you reported the change. Adding that you believe it should be from the assessment period in which you reported the changes. 
    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.
  • reni072
    reni072 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    OK thanks poppy, for anyone out there that uc are refusing to reassess, defo make a complaint , they soon agree to reassess you lol what a battle it always seems to be with uc
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