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Esa to uc

daniellelucydaniellelucy Member Posts: 8 Listener
edited February 2019 in Universal Credit
Me and husband got moved over to uc from esa when his ni contributions ran out in August, payments for uc started in September. Prior to being on uc he was in wrag on esa.
Recently received health assesment forms which I returned and have had a decision without having to go for f2f, he has been awarded the extra £328 a month and they have said a letter will be sent regarding anything they owe that will be back dated.
Just wondering if the 4 month waiting period will apply as he was receiving esa befor we were moved over to uc with no change in our circumstances?
Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2019
    Hi,

    When he started his claim for UC did he send in fit/sick notes or was he given LCW (WRAG) for UC? and then he was re-assessed?


    Community champion and 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.
  • daniellelucydaniellelucy Member Posts: 8 Listener
    The first sick note he gave them was for 3 months july to October, uc claim started August, he was in wrag before uc claim was started
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    I believe £328 will be paid from the date of the decision.
    Community champion and 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.
  • daniellelucydaniellelucy Member Posts: 8 Listener
    So the 4 month waiting period would not apply?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    As he was previously in the WRAG and he was assessed after he claimed UC then no the 4 month wait doesn't apply. It will be from the date of the decision.
    Community champion and 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.
  • daniellelucydaniellelucy Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Will that be the date they sent us letter saying he has been awarded? Sorry not sure as we were claiming was before and only moved over to uc as his ni contributions ran out for cb esa
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Most like around that time yes. The decision letter should tell you everything you need to know. Or look on the online journal as information should also be on there.
    Community champion and 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.
  • daniellelucydaniellelucy Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks, nothing showing on journal yet will keep an eye on it
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