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LCWRA

TheaThea Member Posts: 15 Listener
edited July 3 in Universal Credit
Hello! 
I've just received a letter on my journal saying I've got LCWRA. Please could someone tell me when I will receive the extra money? I gave my first fit note in on the 13th of March. Thanks

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    Hello @Thea

    It depends on what your assessment periods are, do you know? It should say somewhere on your account or UC statement 'based on your circumstances between 5th of May and 4th of June' or something similar. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 1,485 Pioneering
    Hi and welcome to the community, congratulations on your award, if you answer the question from Adrian he will be able to calculate when your payments will commence as there is a waiting period of 3 assessment periods before payment is made
  • TheaThea Member Posts: 15 Listener
    @Adrian_Scope my assessment period is 3rd to 2nd
  • TheaThea Member Posts: 15 Listener
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    Hi @Thea
    The rules on UC mean that only full assessment periods count for the waiting period of LCWRA.
    So they calculate it like this:

    Fit note handed in 13th March.

    3rd March - 2nd April: Doesn't count (as not a full assessment period)
    3rd April - 2nd May: Month 1
    3rd May - 2nd June: Month 2
    3rd June - 2nd July: Month 3
    3rd July - 2nd August: 1st payment

    So you should receive your first payment of LCWRA with your payment in August. 

    I hope that helps. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • TheaThea Member Posts: 15 Listener
    @Adrian_Scope Okay, thank you so much!
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