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UC assessment and backpay

Doodledoo29Doodledoo29 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, I hope someone is able to answer my questions.

Firstly, My son had a f2f assessment yesterday and I wondered how long it takes to find out what support group he would be put in?

Secondly, his claim started in Sept 18 and hes been sending in fit notes since then. If he gets put into the support group will it be backdated from Sept when he sent his first fit note in?

Many thanks in advance

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,199 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi

    Theres no timescales for decisions, it depends on backlog in your area. Once a decision has been made the letter will be uploaded onto his journal.

    He can request a copy of the assessment report to be sent to him by contacting UC. This will give him some idea what the decision is likely to be because they mostly go with the report.

    If the decision is LCWRA then he will receive an extra £336 per month backdated to the 4th month of his claim, from when he sent in his first fit note. This is because there’s a 3 month waiting period, in most cases. 
    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.
  • Doodledoo29Doodledoo29 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Ah, so he will get it  backdated from January then. I will contact uc about getting a copy of the assessment report. Thanks for the information Poppy.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,383 Scope community team
    I wish you the very best of luck with the claim @Doodledoo29!
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • Doodledoo29Doodledoo29 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks Chloe 
  • Lisa1985Lisa1985 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    What does f2f stand for 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,199 Disability Gamechanger
    Lisa1985 said:
    What does f2f stand for 
    face to face... it means an assessment.
    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.
  • Lisa1985Lisa1985 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    I don’t know if I’ve been claiming for sdp 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,199 Disability Gamechanger
    Lisa1985 said:
    I don’t know if I’ve been claiming for sdp 
    Hi,

    I just looked back your other previous threads and i see you're now claiming Universal Credit and SDP isn't paid when claiming UC.





    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.
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