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Understanding LCWRA

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ellen857
ellen857 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
I’m very new to disability benefits but after being signed off work the job centre referred me for a work capability assessment. I was already claiming uc. My appointment was cancelled twice, eventually had the call 23rd aug. I was awarded LCWRA 2 weeks later. Had been sending fit notes from April my last one was in July. I believe it was may I sent the form. 
My assessment period is 14th to 15th. 
When will I have a payment? And will there be any backdate? I have asked via my
journal but they actually couldn’t tell me. 
Im very confused about it all. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2022
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    What date exactly did you send your first fit note? And did you continue to send them without any gaps until a decision was made? 
    Based on the information you gave first payment would be either August or September. 
    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.
  • ellen857
    ellen857 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    What date exactly did you send your first fit note? And did you continue to send them without any gaps until a decision was made? 
    Based on the information you gave first payment would be either August or September. 
    Thank you for the reply. 

    My first fit note was April 27th. My last fit note was in July. I was told not to send anymore so I didn’t. But I had actually given up work at this point. I have already received my uc payment for for September, so I’d assume it will be October payment if see it? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are supposed to continue to send fit notes until a decision is made. What was the end date of the fit note you sent in July?
    Your waiting period will be May/June, June/July, July/August... LCWRA starts from AP 15th Aug to 14th Sept, first payment would be 21st September.. this is providing there were no gaps in your fit notes. As you didn't receive any extra money this month it will depend on when the July fit note ended.
    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.
  • ellen857
    ellen857 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    You are supposed to continue to send fit notes until a decision is made. What was the end date of the fit note you sent in July?
    Your waiting period will be May/June, June/July, July/August... LCWRA starts from AP 15th Aug to 14th Sept, first payment would be 21st September.. this is providing there were no gaps in your fit notes. As you didn't receive any extra money this month it will depend on when the July fit note ended.
    ah I see I wasn’t aware of this, I was still attending the job centre at this point too weekly appointments and it was the work coach who said it was fine. My last fit note was July 11th. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    So i can assume that your last fit note ended before the decision on the work capability assessment was made? You haven't actually answered my question other than to say your last fit end was July 11th. The fit note should have either had an end date or a length of time such as 1 month from X date.
    Didn't you receive reminders on your journal asking you to report a fit note after the last one ended?
    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.
  • ellen857
    ellen857 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Yes I had my assessment on aug the 23rd. Ah sorry it was issued 26th June to 10th July. 
    No I had no reminder at all. I had used the change of circumstances to inform them I had left my job but no mention of more fit notes once the last had ended. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can put a message on your journal under the payment section and ask about the LCWRA element, tell them when you sent your first fit note. It will be down to a decision maker to make the final decision on when to start the waiting period from.
    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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