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If I get a decision where im signed off from work will I be entitled to extra money?

Barry75Barry75 Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited March 2020 in Universal Credit
Hi there.ive been receiving UC since 2018.ive never been in receipt of esa before this!
I had my assessment in January 2020 if I get a decision where im signed off from work will I be entitled to extra money. 
Many thanks 

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

    It will depend what the decision is. If it's LCWRA then you will receive an extra £336 per month. When it's paid from will depend when you sent your first fit note and what dates your assessment periods are because there's a 3 full month waiting period. LCWRA is then paid from the 4th month of your claim.

    If the decision is LCW or fit for work then you won't receive any extra money each month.
    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.
  • Barry75Barry75 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi.
    Thanks for your reply.I understand now!

    Many thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome.
    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.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,655 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Barry75 - Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. I'm please Poppy has helped you with your query.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 10,215 Disability Gamechanger
    @Barry75 Hello and welcome to the community, I see your query has been answered, keep us up to date with the outcome. Have a look around the site and feel free to join in any discussions
  • Barry75Barry75 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    HI. 
    Yes I will update you with the outcome. 

    Many thanks 
  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Barry75 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  So glad to hear that Poppy's excellent advice was of benefit to you.  We look forward to hearing from you again with an update and wish you well with it.  If there is anything further we can help/support you with then please just ask.  All the best.  :smile:
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  • Barry75Barry75 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi all.just a quick update regarding my health assessment.the decision they made was LC For work. 
    Many thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Great news, thanks for letting us know. Do be aware though that if the decision is just Limited capability for work, then you won't receive any extra money each month.
    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.
  • Barry75Barry75 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi poppy.in my decision it highlights I may get extra money.do I just ignore that?

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    That's part of a standard letter and applies to those that claimed before April 2017 only.

    You would need to have been found to have limited capability for work and work related activity (LCWRA) to receive any extra 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.
  • Barry75Barry75 Member Posts: 7 Listener
  • Barry75Barry75 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I was getting child tax credit in 2017.do the consider this. Thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2020
    As you're now claiming UC then tax credits no longer exist for you. If you have dependent children that are still in full time non advanced education then you should be receiving the child element of UC. If they are 19 years old or above then you won't receive any child element.
    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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