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Lcwra. Am I owed anything? When would I receive my first payment?

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hornz36
hornz36 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I'm new I was awarded lcwra on the 21st of this month and I handed in my first sick note on 19th June 2021 and my assessment periods are 3rd to 2nd am I owed anything?and also when would I receive my first payment of lcwra please 

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2022
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    Hello @hornz36 and welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    It seems as though you should be owed something, provided your fit notes were continuous in covering the period from June 2021. LCWRA is payable from the forth full assessment period onwards after handing in your fit note.

     

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your waiting period will be July/Aug, Aug/Sept, Sept/Oct. LCWRA starts from AP 3rd Oct - 2nd Nov and first payment will be 9th Nov 2021.
    You'll receive the extra money in your next payment. Any money owed will be paid separately. It often takes them a few weeks to recalculate your statements so they can work out exactly how much is owed. You will then receive a letter on your journal telling you how much is owed and they will pay it into your bank.
    This is providing you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim.
    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.
  • woodstar1984
    woodstar1984 Community member Posts: 78 Connected
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    im in the same situation i sent my sick notes in april and was told the next payment will be in september i got a uc81 form in my journal on the 3rd august saying i got both components will they pay it all in one after 3months AP is finished 

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
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    woodstar1984 said:. i got a uc81 form in my journal on the 3rd august saying i got both components will they pay it all in one after 3months AP is finished 
    Don’t know what you mean by both components. LCWRA is a single element. If you are entitled to any arrears it would be paid separately to the regular payments. However it appears likely that your first LCWRA entitlement is in September only, possibly August depending on your assessment periods. See reply in your own thread.
    https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/94901/pip-mr-and-lwcra#latest
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    they pay it all in one after 3months AP is finished 


    The extra money isn't paid at all during the waiting period. Once the LCWRA starts you will receive an extra £354.28 every month on top of what you usually receive.
    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.
  • woodstar1984
    woodstar1984 Community member Posts: 78 Connected
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    cool cheers poppy thought that was the case 

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