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Hi, my name is bluebell18! Been awarded LCWRA. When will my UC amount change?

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bluebell18
bluebell18 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited December 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I was just looking for some advice 
i Got my letter on the 30th of November to say I’ve been awarded LWRCA. I put my first fit note in on the 30th of august. My pay day is the 17th 

when would the amount change ? I’m sure I’ll still get normal amount in December and nothing added but when should it be applied to my account ? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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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/sent your first fit note.
    Your waiting period will be Sept to Dec.. LCWRA start from assessment period 11th Dec to 10 Jan and first payment of LCWRA element will be 17th January 2023. No LCWRA element is owed.
    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.
  • bluebell18
    bluebell18 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Okay thank you , do your fit notes have to be one after the other or is it from the first fit note I ever uploaded to my account? I uploaded one in January 2022 but then there was a break before the august one 2022 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry, i only just noticed this. You are supposed to send them without an gaps. Any gaps could affect when the LCWRA element is paid from. If there was a gap between Jan and Aug 2022 then there could well be issues with that but it will be down to a decision maker to make the final decision.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    How long was the January Fit Note for?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • bluebell18
    bluebell18 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    It was for 6 weeks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's more than a 6 month gap in your fit notes, which could no doubt affect when the LCWRA element is paid from. It's now down to a decision maker to make that final decision.
    What was the reason for such a long gap?
    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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