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Late letter

bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 77 Connected
Hi, I received a note on my journal on the 2nd of march to say I had been put into the support group. . But ive still not had my letter within seven days to confirm that.. when will be the date that I get put into the suppprt group

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Great news. You'll need to ring UC to ask that question unfortunately. No one on an internet forum can answer that.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 77 Connected
    What am trying to say us the 3 month assesment period was up on the 5th of march and I shud of had the letter to confirm that but I havent.. will they take it from when the case manager lets me know what is happening or from the date it gt put on my journal,  because if it goes over the 3 months will they nt owe me bk pay
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You should have been sent a decision letter once the decision was made. The waiting period is 3 months but because UC is paid in arrears which means you won't be paid the extra £328 until the 4 month of your claim.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • bevvy1966bevvy1966 Member Posts: 77 Connected
    But I first went on sick on the 14th of November,  so thats over the 12 weeks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It starts from when you sent in your first sick note. You said your assessment period ended on 5th March but you won't be paid until the 4th month of your claim starting from when you sent in your first sick note. Please note that it's not counted as weeks for UC, it's months which is slightly different.

    If it's longer than 4 months then you'll need to ring UC. If they do owe you anything then you'll be backdated the money.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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