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LCWRA backdated payment

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Car1979
Car1979 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited September 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi,  I have been put on LCWRA and have received my first payment.  
I was wondering firstly if I'm due backdated pay and if so how long can this take? 
My first fit note was sent in 1st November 2021, my assessment was 6th September 2022 (after 4 cancelled appointments due to lack of staff).  That is the last I have heard from DWP apart from the phone call to tell me I was in the lcwra group and the letter in my journal. 
I get paid the 26th of each month if that makes any difference.  
Thank you in advance for any help.  

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,258 Championing
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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. Providing you sent fit notes without any gaps until a decision was made.
    Your waiting period will be Nov/Dec, Dec/Jan, Jan/Feb… LCWRA starts from AP 20th Feb to 19th March and first payment would be 26th March.
    It often takes a few weeks to pay what they owe you. They need to recalculate your past statements to work out how much they owe you. Once this done you’ll receive a letter on your journal telling you how much they owe you. 
    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.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    Hello @Car1979 and welcome to the community, thanks for reaching out :)

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  • Car1979
    Car1979 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you,  that's brilliant,  I found the information on line a bit over wordy and confusing.  
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
    edited September 2022
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    It can be frustrating when things aren't clear, so I'm glad the community could help @Car1979 :)
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