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LCWRA. Will I get 9 months back pay? Will I receive my first payment with my normal UC payment?

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heidialex2022
heidialex2022 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
edited August 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi, I sent my first fit note in august 2021 i had my assessment may 2022 I have been awarded LCWRA today. 12 months to the day from my 1st fit note. they have stated I will hear in 7 days about money owed to me. If I am owed money am I right in thinking I will get 9 months back pay? Also will I receive my 1st payment in with my normal UC payment? And will I receive the back payment in 7 days 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    There's a full 3 month assessment period waiting time and the extra money is paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition.
    Without knowing the dates of your assessment periods or when you usually receive payment each month then it's not possible to tell you when exactly it's paid from.
    Based on the limited information you've given then it will be from either Dec/Jan. It often takes a few weeks to pay what they owe you. They first have to recalculate your past statements to work out what you should have been paid and what you've already been paid. You will then receive the difference between the two.
    When your statements have been recalculated they will be replaced by the new ones so if you want to keep those statements then you need to take screenshots.
    Once this is done you'll receive a letter on your journal telling you how much they owe. It will then be paid into your bank. Money owed is paid separatly to your usual monthly money.
    The above advice is assuming 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.
  • heidialex2022
    heidialex2022 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    There's a full 3 month assessment period waiting time and the extra money is paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition.
    Without knowing the dates of your assessment periods or when you usually receive payment each month then it's not possible to tell you when exactly it's paid from.
    Based on the limited information you've given then it will be from either Dec/Jan. It often takes a few weeks to pay what they owe you. They first have to recalculate your past statements to work out what you should have been paid and what you've already been paid. You will then receive the difference between the two.
    When your statements have been recalculated they will be replaced by the new ones so if you want to keep those statements then you need to take screenshots.
    Once this is done you'll receive a letter on your journal telling you how much they owe. It will then be paid into your bank. Money owed is paid separatly to your usual monthly money.
    The above advice is assuming you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim.
    Thank you so much. I get paid last day of each month. This months assessment period is 25th July - 24th August. So not to get my hopes up for this month for back pay 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2022
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    Backpay is paid separately. You should have the LCWRA element added to your next statement.
    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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