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LCWRA award and backpay

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Pebbles1989
Pebbles1989 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi I’m just wondering on 19/04/21 I declared a health condition which was unable to make me work they sent me a questionnaire which I did not receive so they resent one, I eventually sent it off in October’21, eventually got my video call at end of February’22 which was then cancelled due to covid and lack of staff, was rearranged then rearranged again for same reasons to the point of I eventuallyhad it 13/06/22 I got my award notice saying I have got LCWRA, I’m just wondering on the back dating of payment will it go from the date I declared my health problem to UC or from when they received my questionnaire for LCWRA, also noting my payment dates are second of every month, with what Iv researched it says it goes from first sicknote/declaration of health so does this mean I’m entitled back pay from 2nd august 21 as 3 waiting cycles would have passed? Sorry for the long essay 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2022
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    LCWRA should be backdated to the date you declared your health conditions. The extra money (LCWRA element) is payable from the fourth complete UC monthly period after you declared the condition. I would make that 02/09/2021.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Pebbles1989
    Pebbles1989 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Brilliant thank you for your help :-) there was like a couple weeks that a sicknote didn’t cover because cross over dates and realised they never back dated etc will that make any difference 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    It can, it depends on your decision maker really. I hope they overlook it for you <3
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    Brilliant thank you for your help :-) there was like a couple weeks that a sicknote didn’t cover because cross over dates and realised they never back dated etc will that make any difference 

    Fit notes are supposed to be sent without any gaps. As there were gaps then it will be down to a decision maker to make the decision.
    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.
  • Pebbles1989
    Pebbles1989 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Decision maker for what may I ask? I have already been accepted for LCWRA for the letter in my journal on Friday, or does a decision need to be made on how much backpay I should get? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your statements will need to be recalculated so they can work out exactly how much they owe you. This can only be done by a decision maker. As there was also a gap in your fit notes they will also need to decide when it’s backdated to.
    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.
  • Pebbles1989
    Pebbles1989 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Fair enough worst case scenario then it’ll be after july it’s just july which didn’t have a sick note for whatever reason I can’t remember why I didn’t put it in  poppy123456 said:
    Your statements will need to be recalculated so they can work out exactly how much they owe you. This can only be done by a decision maker. As there was also a gap in your fit notes they will also need to decide when it’s backdated to.

  • Pebbles1989
    Pebbles1989 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Quick update spoke to UC today they say my LCWRA has been awarded and accepted from April 2021 so this means I should hopefully get back paid from 2/8/21
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's good !
  • sam70
    sam70 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Hello I’m new to here can you help me I have been awarded lwcra and I received a letter to say they owe me back pay but can take it off me for debt I pay through my uc can they take all the back pay 
    thanks sam 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    @sam70 yes they can take all your backpay if you owe them that much 
  • sam70
    sam70 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    thank you 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @sam70. Please don't hesitate to give us a shout if we can do anything else to help  :)
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  • sam70
    sam70 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Good morning I have rang debt management yesterday explained my money worries and they decided I could have my back pay back to a big relief they said he would sort it to go in yesterday but it’s not showing in my bank does it take a few days to clear ? 
    Thanks 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @sam70 sometimes these things take a few days to process, that's right.

    I'd wait 5 working days, and then perhaps chase them up if the money hasn't come in.

    Keep us up to date with how things go! :)
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