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LWCRA. What does getting LCWRA mean?

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lou1921
lou1921 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
edited May 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I’ve had my decision back and they’ve deceived I have limited work capability and Work related activities 

sooo what exactly does this mean. Will I get and increase in money if so does anyone know how much ? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,930 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    Good news. Unless you're already claiming UC with a partner that already claims the LCWRA element then you will receive an extra £354.28 per month. (slightly less before the April increase)
    It's paid from the 4th month of your claim starting from when you first reported your health condition. When it's paid from will totally depend on what date exactly you reported your health condition and what date your monthly assessment periods are (or what date you usually receive payment each month)

    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.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,948 Disability Gamechanger
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  • lou1921
    lou1921 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    Hi guys. On my journal somebody said that you get your first payment 3 months after award was granted ? 
    I was under the impression it was 3 months from when I first sent fit note ? 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    It is meant to be from fit note yeah they argue that a lot. Poor training of their staff maybe. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,930 Disability Gamechanger
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    lou1921 said:
    Hi guys. On my journal somebody said that you get your first payment 3 months after award was granted ? 
    I was under the impression it was 3 months from when I first sent fit note ? 

    They are wrong and you are correct. I agree with @Biblioklept here and they often get this wrong. It's disgusting really that they don't know their own rules.
    Please may i ask what date exactly you reported your health condition and the dates of your assessment periods (or when you usually recieve your usual payment each month)
    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.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    They are wrong and you are correct. I agree with @Biblioklept here and they often get this wrong. It's disgusting really that they don't know their own rules.

    It really is! so many people rely on them giving correct advice or getting their claim correct. No excuse for the staff not knowing
  • lou1921
    lou1921 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    @poppy123456

    my first fit note was sent in 4th feb 

    10th feb I was referred for wc assessment 

    1st March they received my form 

    6 may I had my telephone assessment 

    28th may had my decision 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,930 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2022
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    Without knowing the answer to this..
    lou1921 said:
    Hi guys. On my journal somebody said that you get your first payment 3 months after award was granted ? 
    I was under the impression it was 3 months from when I first sent fit note ? 
    the dates of your assessment periods (or when you usually recieve your usual payment each month)

    It's not possible to tell you exactly what it starts from. From the information you gave your extra money will be paid from either June or July. No money is owed, if those dates are 2022.
    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.
  • lou1921
    lou1921 Community member Posts: 22 Connected
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    @poppy123456

    hi I get payed on 14th of every month 
     
    That’s based on from 8th -7th of each month 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,930 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you. This means your waiting period is Feb/March, March/April, April/May. LCWRA starts from AP 8th May to June 7th and first payment is 14th June. The extra money isn’t paid at all during the waiting period.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    lou1921 said:
    Hi guys. On my journal somebody said that you get your first payment 3 months after award was granted ? 
    I was under the impression it was 3 months from when I first sent fit note ? 
    The LCWRA element is payable from the fourth complete assessment period after you reported your health condition (assuming this is the first report).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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