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Lcwra payment

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clairemells8
clairemells8 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited August 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
On receiving my decision that I had been awarded lcwra I wanted to ask from my circumstances when the first payment would be. I only handed my first fit note in on the 8th March and my payments are made on the 27th of each month. I have just had my payment forcast for the 27th of June and there is no extra payment. Does anyone know how the dates work. Thank you 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    27th July will be the first payment to include the LCWRA element.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • clairemells8
    clairemells8 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you calcotti . How it's worked out is really weird. 
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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    yeah I don't agree with not counting assessment periods that don't have fit note for the whole time, you can be out by a day and miss out on a month, seems crazy really. 
  • clairemells8
    clairemells8 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    I have been in touch with them since May last year , stopped getting SSP in October when I was made unemployed and only in March did they tell me I needed a fit note. Could have been sorted ages ago. And then having to wait so long after my decision. The benefits system for when you need genuine help seems to be against you whichever way you turn.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Really frustrating @clairemells8. As you say, if you had known, you could have done something about it a long time ago. How are things for you at the moment? I hope you are ok and things are well but we are here for you if you need anything  :)
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  • Struggles_R
    Struggles_R Community member Posts: 27 Listener
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    yeah I don't agree with not counting assessment periods that don't have fit note for the whole time, you can be out by a day and miss out on a month, seems crazy really. 
    Does this mean if you had a fit note Jan,Feb,May,June,July,august, you would miss out on March,April back pay or … 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,176 Disability Gamechanger
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    yeah I don't agree with not counting assessment periods that don't have fit note for the whole time, you can be out by a day and miss out on a month, seems crazy really. 
    Does this mean if you had a fit note Jan,Feb,May,June,July,august, you would miss out on March,April back pay or … 

    No. This would mean you have gaps in your fit note so they may not start your waiting period until May. What biblioklept means here is that if your assessment period (AP) is 18th to 17th of each month and you didn't send your first fit note until 25th of Jan, which would be in Jan/Feb AP, that monmth doesn't count because you sent the fit note in the middle of the AP. It's needs to be 3 full APs.
    Your waiting period would be Feb to May. LCWRA starts from AP May 18th to June 17th and first payment would be 24th June.
    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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