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LCWRA payment issues

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PBJK
PBJK Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi everyone, firstly just want to say how much I appreciate all of the help I've received from this forum before even having registered

I've been awarded LCWRA

My health condition was reported on 22/3/2022

But my back payment is from 27/7/2022 (my assessment period is from 27th to 26th)

By my calculations that is 4 full assessment periods that I'm not being paid for when it should be 3

I immediately enquired in detail via my journal and got a very fast response telling me there is a 3 month waiting period, totally ignoring what I was saying (that I'm missing 4 months not 3). So I have replied with a simplified version in the hope that they will understand this time... No response from them yet.

If anyone can help me understand if I'm mistaken it would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, the waiting period is 3 full assessment periods and the extra money is then paid from the 4th month after you reported your health condition. Remember, UC is paid 1 month is arrears.
    Did you send a fit note within 7 days of reporting your health condition?
    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.
  • PBJK
    PBJK Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thanks for your response

    I submitted my first fit note on 11th April which was backdated to 31st march

    (Assesment period 27th-26th)
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    PBJK said:
    Thanks for your response

    I submitted my first fit note on 11th April which was backdated to 31st march

    (Assesment period 27th-26th)
    They may therefore taken your date of reporting as 4th April because you can only self certify for 7 days and they seem to refuse to accept backdated Fit Notes.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    Agree with calcotti, your fit note was reported after the 7 days so that's why your LCWRA has started 1 month later.
    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.
  • PBJK
    PBJK Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    It wouldn't be difficult for me get proof of when my accident happened, do you think it's worth trying a mandatory reconsideration via written letter with proof when the accident happened?

    I couldn't get a fit note till I was discharged from the hospital after major surgery so it seems harsh to lose a great deal of money for something out of my control... 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can certainly ask them to review the start date by explaining why there is reasonable reason why there was a delay of more than 7 days between notifying them of your health condition and providing the Fit Note.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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