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Hi, my name is disabledstudent2022! LCWRA back pay help

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disabledstudent2022
disabledstudent2022 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2022 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi,

Can someone please give advise

My son aged 19 has severe learning disabilities,  asd, adhd has been in sen education since the age of 4 and continues to do so however its more of a social thing he will not gain any qualifications , recently applied for uc as i wasnt aware he could apply that went through fine then came lcwra dramas, long story but had to seek help from mp, i done my sons assessment for him, he has been awarded and hcp advised he should never of even had the assessment as he comes under severe condition and will not have to ever have a re assessment 

My question is im now waiting to find out about his back back pay, as ive read that with severe conditions the 3 month wait period will not apply as there will be no need to wait 3 months to establish health condition as they were from  birth,  can anybody share any info please

Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,114 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    The full 3 month assessment period waiting time still applies even with severe conditions. This doesn't exempt him from the waiting period. You're only exempt if you've been diagnosed with 6 months or less left to live. The extra money is paid from the 4th month.
    When it's paid from for him will depend on what date the health condition was reported and what date he usually receives his payment each month. Providing a fit note was sent within 7 days of reporting the health condition and you continued to send the fit notes without any gaps until a decision was made on the 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.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @disabledstudent2022. Welcome to Scope’s forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you at the moment?

    Thanks for already finding the courage to reach out to us. I appreciate how much courage it can take to reach out, especially when things are difficult and you are new.

    I can see @poppy123456 has already responded to your question. Do you feel Poppy’s response has provided you with the answers and support you were hoping for?

    Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can provide you with further support. We are all here for you and listening to you.

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)

    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    The full 3 month assessment period waiting time still applies even with severe conditions. This doesn't exempt him from the waiting period. You're only exempt if you've been diagnosed with 6 months or less left to live. 
    12 months for ESA and UC.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @disabledstudent2022 my name is @durhamjaide2001 he can get PIP this way can be in control of his own money. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,114 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    The full 3 month assessment period waiting time still applies even with severe conditions. This doesn't exempt him from the waiting period. You're only exempt if you've been diagnosed with 6 months or less left to live. 
    12 months for ESA and UC.

    Thanks, i know you already told me that but i keep forgetting it changed. I'll try to remember. PIP is also changing to 12 months at some point am i right with that?
    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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    calcotti said:
    The full 3 month assessment period waiting time still applies even with severe conditions. This doesn't exempt him from the waiting period. You're only exempt if you've been diagnosed with 6 months or less left to live. 
    12 months for ESA and UC.

    Thanks, i know you already told me that but i keep forgetting it changed. I'll try to remember. PIP is also changing to 12 months at some point am i right with that?
    I believe the enabling regulations have been laid for the change to PIP and AA but the government haven’t confirmed, as far as I know, the date of change. Perhaps it will change in April.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thanks for stepping in @poppy123456
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,114 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    calcotti said:
    The full 3 month assessment period waiting time still applies even with severe conditions. This doesn't exempt him from the waiting period. You're only exempt if you've been diagnosed with 6 months or less left to live. 
    12 months for ESA and UC.

    Thanks, i know you already told me that but i keep forgetting it changed. I'll try to remember. PIP is also changing to 12 months at some point am i right with that?
    I believe the enabling regulations have been laid for the change to PIP and AA but the government haven’t confirmed, as far as I know, the date of change. Perhaps it will change in April.

    Thanks, i appreciate that. I've now made a note of the changes to ESA and UC regarding the 12 months instead of 6.
    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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