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UC. Just been awarded LCWRA. What exactly do I get? Can I apply for PIP and free transport?

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TomPeeJoe
TomPeeJoe Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited December 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi I just been awarded LCWRA and I'm on UC, what exactly do I get and what does it mean. Also can I apply for PIP and Free Transport 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
    edited December 2022
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    LCWRA means that you maximumUC calculation will include the LCWRA element added. This is worth £354.28/month. The extra money is paid from the fourth full monthly assessment period that starts after you first reported your health condition to UC supported by continuous Fit Notes.

    You can’t get the LCWRA element paid if you have a partner who already receives it.

    Whether or not you can apply for PIP has nothing to do with whether or not you have LCWRA. They are assessed differently. Lots of information here
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/

    Having LCWRA does not qualify you for free transport. Look for information on disabled person bus pass on your local authority website. There should be information on how you qualify.


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • TomPeeJoe
    TomPeeJoe Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you. I've had continuous sick note since August 2022
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    TomPeeJoe said:
    Thank you. I've had continuous sick note since August 2022
    Depending on exact date in August and what dates your monthly assessment period covers the extra money is likely payable from December or January.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • TomPeeJoe
    TomPeeJoe Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    calcotti said:
    TomPeeJoe said:
    Thank you. I've had continuous sick note since August 2022
    Depending on exact date in August and what dates your monthly assessment period covers the extra money is likely payable from December or January

  • TomPeeJoe
    TomPeeJoe Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    August 8th was start and then it went from 1st of month. My UC 13th of month and get payment on 19th
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    So your monthly payment period is 13th to 12th of month.
    Not clear what you mean by ‘then it went from 1st of month’ but if we take the health condition as reported on August 8th then the LCWRA element should be paid for November to December payable on 19th December.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • TomPeeJoe
    TomPeeJoe Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    My 1st cert went from Aug 8th to end of month then the next cert started from 1st of September and renewal of cert was from 1st of each month. Do I have to keep putting in the certs 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,258 Championing
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    TomPeeJoe said:
     Do I have to keep putting in the certs 

    No.
    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 Championing
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    TomPeeJoe said:...Do I have to keep putting in the certs 
    The letter in your journal advising you that you have been found have LCWRA should include information that you no longer need supply Fit Notes.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    Hello @TomPeeJoe. I can see that @poppy123456 and Calcotti have already responded to your thread and question. 

    Do you feel their responses have answered your question and provided you with the support you were looking for?

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can provide further clarification or support. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • TomPeeJoe
    TomPeeJoe Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Yes thank you very much 
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