UC back pay

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mandy70
mandy70 Community member Posts: 5 Listener

I'm looking for some advice please,I've been on UC for several years on lcw so have not had to provide fit notes. Last year my health conditions got worse so I asked for another assessment this was September and I filled out the forms in October. I didn't get an appointment for a assessment until 2 months ago and I got a note in my journal saying I had been awarded lcwwra last week. I received a note again yesterday saying I would receive the extra monthly amount in my next payment but unfortunately I wouldn't get any back pay. I just wanted to ask if I should question this as I did ask for the assessment last year and only had to wait for the appointment because they were busy,thank you.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,306 Championing
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    If you reported a change in your health condition by reporting a "change of circumstances" then you should receive the extra money from the assessment period in which you reported the changes. You can request a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) on your journal and tell them you disagree and it should be from when you reported the changes.
  • mandy70
    mandy70 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I did yes. Thank you for your help.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    You are welcome @mandy70. It is the very least you deserve. If we can do anything else to support you please don't hesitate to let us know. We are all here for you  :)
  • ccollo21
    ccollo21 Community member Posts: 33 Connected
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    mandy70 said:
    I did yes. Thank you for your help.
    Hi mandy

    im also doing MR for backpay currently. Have you had a response yet?
  • mandy70
    mandy70 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi no I'm still waiting,when I've asked they just keep saying it's with the decision makers still. 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Championing
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    Hello @mandy70

    So sorry to hear you are still waiting, hopefully it won't be too long 🤞 <3