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When does the UC Assessment period start?

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MadCow1
MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
edited November 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi everyone,
 Does the UC Assessment period of 3 months start the date of submitting your first sick note (fit note) to the DWP?

Can anyone help me with this question, please?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,282 Championing
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    It starts from when you reported your health condition, provided you sent a fit note within 7 days of that. It's a full 3 month waiting period so bear that in mind. The extra money is them paid from the 4th month.
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    My 1st fit note was submitted on may 27th this year. I forgot to ask the 2nd part of my previous question was it when DWP receive your UC50 form that it starts?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,282 Championing
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    MadCow1 said:
    I forgot to ask the 2nd part of my previous question was it when DWP receive your UC50 form that it starts?

    No. As advised here.
    It starts from when you reported your health condition, provided you sent a fit note within 7 days of that.

    MadCow1 said:
    My 1st fit note was submitted on may 27th this year.

    Whats the dates of your monthly assessment periods?
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    I started my claim 27th may by phone when I told them I had a fit note. Had to go to the office on may 31st security appointment to show them birth certificate etc (including fit note),then had to go into the office on 7th of June for my commitments appointment. 2nd fit note.submitted 11th July for 6 weeks . Posted my UC50 Form back to them yesterday,it has to be there by the 12th August.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    You still haven’t answered poppy’s question of your monthly period period. Need to know that too.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,282 Championing
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    So your assessment periods (AP) are 27th to 26th of each month. You submited your fit note at the start of your claim. If found to have LCWRA then your waiting period will be May/June, June/July, July/Aug.. LCWRA starts from AP 27th August to 26th September and first payment will be 2nd October.
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    Hi @poppy123456,

    Thanks very much for this information, it's much appreciated 👍
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,282 Championing
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    No worries :smile:
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    Hi,

    My UC50 Form had to be returned by August 12th of this year,I have had no word back,as of yet. 

    Is it normal to take this long?  It's really stressing me out, because it was my  former JSA Advisor who told me switch to UC & to go down the health route,as it would be straight forward & had nothing to worry about.

    It's so confusing.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,282 Championing
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    Yes, it's perfectly normal because there are backlogs in a lot of areas.
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    Hi,

    If I get LCWRA,would it be backdated?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,282 Championing
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    MadCow1 said:
    Hi,

    If I get LCWRA,would it be backdated?

    As advised here.
     LCWRA starts from AP 27th August to 26th September and first payment will be 2nd October.

    Up to now they would owe you 2 months.
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    Thankyou . I know I've read all the advice for other people,but I can't take it all in.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    Don't worry @madcow1 :) Many other people are the same! Do you feel you understand it now?

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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    Yes, I think I am grasping int now, thanks.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    It sounds really positive that you think you are grasping it now @MadCow1. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to support you  :)
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    Hi, just to let you know that I have a Work capability assessment (phone call) next Wednesday afternoon. I only found out because I received a text message reminding me about it. It mentioned a letter which they had sent me, which I haven't received, with the appointment date & time. I queried this through my UC journal and my advisor looked into this for me & told me that a letter had indeed been sent on the 30th November (2nd class) . It's a good job that the text message was sent,as I would have missed that appointment.

    Has anyone got any tips for me, please. Do they go through the answers I gave them on the form?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,282 Championing
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    Considering all the strikes that Royal Mail have had and the upcoming further strikes i'm not surprised that you haven't received the letter. Good think they usually send reminders for WCA.
    During the assessment they will likely want to know what a typical day is like for you. Yes, they may ask you to confirm what you wrote in the form so if you kept a copy you should have a read before the assessment. It can last anywhere from 20 - 120 minutes.
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  • MadCow1
    MadCow1 Community member Posts: 409 Empowering
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    Hi @poppy123456,

    Thanks very much for your reply and your advice, it's much appreciated.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    You are welcome @MadCow1. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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