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Just been awarded LCWRA but not sure if that means I get more money on UC

LauraW1LauraW1 Member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi all, I have just been awarded lcwra but have no clue if that means I get more money on uc, would love some help thanks in advance 

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  • Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 101 Pioneering
    Hello @LauraW1

    Yes it does, it means an extra £343.63 per month on top of your usual UC Payment (and PIP if you claim that too) 

    Hope that helps. 😊
  • Luna51Luna51 Member Posts: 101 Pioneering
    But, there is a three month wait for the first payment.

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,988 Disability Gamechanger
    Hu there 

    As above yes you get the payment and it is payable from the 4th assessment period from when you reported the medical condition as long as continuous fit notes have been submitted 

    If you have already waited longer than this for assessment you will be paid in your next uc payment but any arrears owed will take longer to calculate and be paid as a separate payment 
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    Could I just add that an exception to this would be if you are on a joint claim with a partner already receiving the LCWRA element, as it is only paid once on a claim. 
  • LauraW1LauraW1 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    Thank you yes I get pip also , I was referred back for an assessment in March as previously was Assesed as lwc,so when will I be paid please , thanks all
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    @LauraW1 did you report a change of circumstances to UC to get a reassessment or was this just a regular reassessment? 

    If it was a regular reassessment you should receive your additional money for lcwra from the date of the decision (so in your next payment). 
    If you were reassessed after reporting a change of circumstances it should be backdated to the date of change. 
  • LauraW1LauraW1 Member Posts: 9 Listener
    edited July 1
    @spuddle
    It was asked for as a change to health condition as was diagnosed with another illness on top of original lcw assessment. Thanks for all ur help by the way, just find it all so confusing
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