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LCWRA

starrjay1starrjay1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited September 2018 in Universal Credit
Hi there, 
last year I got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis which has left me with hardly any mobility now.
I am on universal credit and now I am entitled to LCWRA (limited capability for work related activities) and have been awarded this but in my letter it says I have to wait 3 months to receive it. Does anyone know if you get back pay the 3 months you wait for it.
thank you 

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @starrjay1   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing. I am unsure of an answer to your question. There will some one from our community or a member of our team will advise.

    We are a supportive community. Friendly, care and share.

    Please can I suggest have a look at our benefit advice for answers to your question.

    Speak to CAB could be something to consider.

    Hope that helps.

    Take care

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  • starrjay1starrjay1 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for your reply this is stressing me out a lot! How do I look at your benefit advice please.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @starrjay1 Sorry to hear of your plight. I suggested looking at our benefit advice because it does help.

    To speak to others who are like your self. Find answers.  Get support.

    Benefits are so complex and confusing. 

    Understand about the stress. Sorry your not good..

    You will see Employment Finances and disability benefits.

    Lists Employment Issues, Finances and ESA.

    Hope you find the answers. Some one from our community who knows about benefits or a member of our team.  Will be along.

    I would suggest speak to CAB just an idea. Have a wealth of benefit knowledge or expertise.

    Know they have a website so do DWP just something to consider. Looking for answers.

    Hope that helps.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,683 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're awarded the LCWRA before 3 months then payment doesn't start until month 4 of your claim. There will be no backdated money. As stated in your other posts, LCWRA isn't payable for the first 3 months of a UC claim. After this then you'll receive an extra £328 per month.
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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
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