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LCWRA UC Back Pay Help

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s32243
s32243 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I hope someone can help, I have submitted this once but it has got lost.

I started claiming Universal Credit in September 2019, and handing sick notes in from January 2020. I’ve finally had my assessment and decision back and I’ve been found to have LCWRA. I asked in my journal about my back pay, and they have stated it will be back paid from April 2022. I knew this was incorrect and called, and was told they have found me LCWRA from 06/01/2021. Which would be 19 months back pay as I’ve handed continuously my sick notes.

The lady on the phone wasn’t much help and told me to just put another journal note on my account.

Can anyone here help with advice as it’s been such a long battle and I’m so upset and anxious. I have bipolar and Crohns disease, so it’s effecting me badly.

Best

S

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,264 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2022
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    When you report a health condition you must send a fit note within 7 days of this and continue to send them without any gaps until a decision is made on your WCA.
    Were there any gaps in your fit notes? If there was then this will affect when the LCWRA starts from. If you're not sure you can check through your journal to make sure there were no gaps.
    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.
  • s32243
    s32243 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hey Poppy, thank you for reaching out. I don’t have any gaps in my fit notes at all, I also checked this with the advisor on the phone. Mine have been continuous 6 monthly sick notes :-(
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,264 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then the LCWRA should be from when you reported your health condition. You also need to take into consideration the 3 full month assessment period waiting time and it's paid from the 4 month after this. It's not paid at all during the waiting period.
    Without knowing the exact date you reported your health condition and what date you usually receive your money each month then it's not possible to tell you exactly when it's paid from.
    Are you sure it was Jan 2020 you sent your first fit note and not Jan 2021? If so then based on the limited information you gave then the LCWRA element will be paid from either May or June 2020.
    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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