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Hi, my name is jamesmadill! Just been told I've got LCWRA. How does it work?

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jamesmadill
jamesmadill Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited November 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
just been told ive gt lcwra. what is this. how does it work im on uc. all new to me.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    It means that you will receive an extra £354 per month in your maximum UC entitlement, which is payable from the 4th assessment period after you reported your health condition, providing you sent a fit note without any gaps until the decision was made on your claim.
    The advice is assuming you're not claiming UC with a partner that already receives the LCWRA element on your claim.
    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.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Congratulations on your award @jamesmadill :) That sounds like good news. 

    It can all be a bit confusing, can't it? 

    I hope that poppy123456's reply has helped to clear that up for you. Citizens Advice also have some information about LCWRA on their website, which you might find helpful:
    If the DWP don’t think you can get ready for work

    They’ll say you have 'limited capability for work-related activity' (LCWRA).

    You won’t have to work or do anything to get ready for work. You'll also get £354.28 extra each month.

    You’ll usually start getting the extra money after 3 months. You’ll get it straight away if you were getting ESA when you applied for Universal Credit, or if your doctor says you have less than a year to live.

    If you already have to do some work-related requirements, the DWP might decide you can stop them earlier than 3 months.


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