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LCWRA waiting period

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fibromum1
fibromum1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi 
I’m new here and would appreciate any help anyone can give me regarding lcwra.
sorry for the long post in advance! 

so I applied for universal credit in March and was previously on esa so when I switched over my work coach told me I wouldn’t need an assessment as I had my assessment for esa which was carried over and I had to wait 3 months before being awarded the lcwra which she said I would definitely get. 

I did this and still received no payment in my Julys universal credit  so I questioned it with my new work coach (other one had moved to a different office during my waiting period) my new work coach informed me that I haven’t been awarded the lcwra that my other work coach said was on the system and I’d definitely be getting. After a few conversations my work coach advised me that I did need to fill in the assessment form and have an assessment.

I did this in august and my I have just been told today that the people who look at the assessment forms gathered more information from my doctor and that I do not need an assessment and it has now been sent back to universal credit for them to make their decision on the award. 

Does this mean that I will be awarded the lcwra as I didn’t have the assessment? Also because of the time scale if I am awarded it does it have to be backdated to my original claim time frame or since I sent the forms? 
Sorry I’m just so confused by what’s happened and the waiting period rules. 

Thanks to anyone who can help me x 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you claimed UC were you still claiming ESA? If so were you in the Support Group? If you were then you should have had the LCWRA element included from the start of your claim. The waiting period wouldn't apply.
    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.
  • fibromum1
    fibromum1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Poppy

    Thanks for your reply…. 

    I was switching from esa to uc due to a change in circumstances and no I wasn’t in the support group but I had the disability premiums on top of my esa and my work coach seemed to think I was definitely entitled to LCWRA and said I didn’t need the assessment as I had another 24 months before I needed another assessment. 
    It’s really confused me.

  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,949 Disability Gamechanger
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    @fibromum1 when you had your assessment on ESA did you receive a letter with the outcome?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    fibromum1 said:
    I was switching from esa to uc due to a change in circumstances and no I wasn’t in the support group but I had the disability premiums on top of my esa and my work coach seemed to think I was definitely entitled to LCWRA and said I didn’t need the assessment as I had another 24 months before I needed another assessment. 
    If you have an old ESA he could tell us exactly what you were getting.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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