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Did not receive extra money for LCWRA

laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 93 Courageous
Hi all, 

I was assessed as being in the LCWRA in March after giving in my first fit note in January. I'm aware that the first proper payment isn't paid until the 4th month after you first gave in a fit note but I was advised that I would get a small amount of money during the assessment period. Is that correct? This is my first month after losing my job that I've had UC based on £0 earnings since claiming a couple of years ago so I just want to make sure the amount is correct as I'm going to struggle without the extra I'd get with wages.

I applied for PIP 3.5 months ago also but I'm aware there's a long waiting period for that and I am yet to have an assessment. 

Thanks in advance! 
Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.

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  • littleplittlep Member Posts: 11 Listener
    edited May 2020
    Hi all, 

    I was assessed as being in the LCWRA in March after giving in my first fit note in January. I'm aware that the first proper payment isn't paid until the 4th month after you first gave in a fit note but I was advised that I would get a small amount of money during the assessment period. Is that correct? This is my first month after losing my job that I've had UC based on £0 earnings since claiming a couple of years ago so I just want to make sure the amount is correct as I'm going to struggle without the extra I'd get with wages.

    I applied for PIP 3.5 months ago also but I'm aware there's a long waiting period for that and I am yet to have an assessment. 

    Thanks in advance! 
    Hi, I can't help but @Adrian_Scope was really helpful for me.

    We have the same assessment dates ironically, including when we handed in our fit notes however I didn't receive a small payment just usual assessment phase pay. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 7,917

    Scope community team

    Thanks for the mention @littlep

    Hello @laurapeach. It's quite difficult to advise without knowing more about your personal circumstances. They don't pay any extra UC for LCWRA until after 3 full assessment periods. But you should receive your 'standard allowance'. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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  • laurapeachlaurapeach Member Posts: 93 Courageous
    littlep said:
    Hi all, 

    I was assessed as being in the LCWRA in March after giving in my first fit note in January. I'm aware that the first proper payment isn't paid until the 4th month after you first gave in a fit note but I was advised that I would get a small amount of money during the assessment period. Is that correct? This is my first month after losing my job that I've had UC based on £0 earnings since claiming a couple of years ago so I just want to make sure the amount is correct as I'm going to struggle without the extra I'd get with wages.

    I applied for PIP 3.5 months ago also but I'm aware there's a long waiting period for that and I am yet to have an assessment. 

    Thanks in advance! 
    Hi, I can't help but @Adrian_Scope was really helpful for me.

    We have the same assessment dates ironically, including when we handed in our fit notes however I didn't receive a small payment just usual assessment phase pay. 
    Ahh thank you, I had a look at yours and it looks like I'll get my payment next month! I'll just have to try nd make money stretch this month. Adrian_Scope said:
    Thanks for the mention @littlep

    Hello @laurapeach. It's quite difficult to advise without knowing more about your personal circumstances. They don't pay any extra UC for LCWRA until after 3 full assessment periods. But you should receive your 'standard allowance'. 
    Thank you Adrian, I've now had a look again and it looks like I'll get my payment next month. If it comes to it I'll ask if I can get an advance from them if I can't make the basic payment stretch. Thanks again for your reply! 
    Mum of one, I have M.E/CFS, POTS, Central Sensitization Syndrome and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
  • neuromum4neuromum4 Member Posts: 67 Courageous
    When you log in, there should be a menu one says advances, click on it. Hopefully it will give you instructions to apply for an advance. Have you verfied your ID?
    Check and see you should be able to do it online if not give them a ring.
    All the best
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