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Help with son's UC

paulabooppaulaboop Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2019 in Universal Credit
Hi everyone. I’m new to this site.  And was wondering if. Anyone. Could help.     My son has been claiming universal credit. For 17 months.    Putting fit notes in.  Off his go.  Also for 17 months.      He had his first assessment  on Tuesday  the 3 rd December and got a message on his journal  yesterday  saying he d be put in the lcwra group   Doesn t have to. Look for work. And doesn t have to put anymore fit notes in off gp.     His wondering if he ll have to wait.  The 14 weeks. Before he receives.  The. First  payment.  Of lcwra.      And. If he ll be  due any back money.  As his first. Fit note.  Was 17 month ago.   Thank you 


  • Connie00Connie00 Member Posts: 255 Pioneering
    edited December 2019

    Hi @paulaboop:)

    My Name is Connie00

    I am one off the community Champion’s here at Scope.  it’s really nice to meet you.

    A very warm welcome to the Community. Thank you for reaching out to us, , I am very sorry but I cant help you with this query but one on my Colleagues will answer you shortly, I just wanted to welcome you to the community.

    We are always here to lend support, help, and advise where we can,

    If we can be of any assistance to you please don’t hesitate to contact us

    @connie00 :) 


  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paulaboop - Welcome to the community from myself also. I'll see if I can get someone who will probably be able to answer your query. @poppy123456 please would you advise here, please.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,974 Disability Gamechanger

    There's a 3 month waiting period starting from when he sent his first fit note. This means that he'll receive backdated money from the 4th complete assessment period. How many months that will be will depend on what date he sent his first fit note and when his assessment period is. He should receive details on his journal.
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @paulaboop and a warm welcome to the community! How are you getting on?

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