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Backdated payment

bishop1967bishop1967 Member Posts: 18 Listener
Hello do you have to wait  till you’re next universal credit payment date to receive the backdated LCWRA payment? or is that paid earlier 

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

    It's usually paid separately to your usual monthly payment. Have they told you that you're owed backdated money? as this will depend on when you sent you first fit note, your assessment period dates and when the decision was made on the work capability assessment.

    In most cases there's a 3 full month waiting period and the LCWRA element is then paid on the 4th month of your claim because UC is paid in arrears.
    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.
  • bishop1967bishop1967 Member Posts: 18 Listener
    I sent my first fit note December 2018 took a year to get an assessment 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then you will receive some back dated money, how much you will receive will depend when exactly you sent the fit note and when your assessment period runs from.
    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.
  • bishop1967bishop1967 Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Yes fit note was sent December 13th 2018 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You still haven't said when your assessment period runs from, without that information it's impossible to tell you how many month money you're owed.
    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.
  • bishop1967bishop1967 Member Posts: 18 Listener
    I’ve ask them about assessment period  and still haven’t had a reply yet 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I think you're misunderstanding what an assessment period is. When yours will be will depend on what date you originally claimed UC (not when you sent your fit not) Assessment periods determine your paydays because you will be paid 7 days after your assessment period ends.

    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,968

    Scope community team

    Hi @bishop1967. Have you managed to find out when your assessment period is? 

    If not, you can go to the homepage on your online account, press 'payments' and near the top above your statements you should have some text like in the image below. 



    So for this person, their assessment period is 1st - 31st. I hope that helps. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • bishop1967bishop1967 Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Yes thank you all sorted now and payment receive. Thank you for  your help 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great to hear @bishop1967!
    Scope

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