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LCWRA Payments

caloucalou Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi, I was told on the 6/11/2020 that I have been awarded LCWRA. I was just wondering exactly when these payments would start. I first started handing in fit notes on 28/09/2020 and my assessment period is every 16th-15th of every month. 

It says on the letter 3 months after handing in fit notes and its been a while now since.

Thank you in advance ☺ 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    The waiting period is 3 full assessment periods and then it's paid from the 4th month of your claim. So your waiting period should be as follows.

    16th September - 15th October doesn't count because evidence wasn't sent until the middle of the AP.
    16th Oct - 15th Nov = 1 month
    16th Nov - 15th Dec = 2 months
    16th Dec - 15th January = 3 months

    LCWRA starts from 16th Jan - 15th Feb so the extra  £341 is paid from this months payment and every month after that.

    Hope this helps.

    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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