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    Lcrwa

    Hi can anyone help.... Had assessment a year ago june 2018 as i was put on uc in dec 2017 because of ill health after ssp finished was refused lcwra based on lies medical assessor wrote and a docter id never seen before at my practice writing wrong info down... Cut long story short appealed but at last minute due to severe stress. Reapplied june this year due to condition deteriorating saw specialist at assesment today didnt examine me cud clearly c how bad i was she said also said there is no way im fit to work and she would deal with this she even told me to go home nd go to bed .... My queations are : what are chances of getting lcwra based on this and will it be backdated and is it true if ur already on uc when u claim for lcwra there is no waiting period.... Would appreciate any help been told so many lies of dwp in past dunno whp to believe anymore.... Lost all confidence

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    To answer your questions;

    I assume that you didn't go through with the appeal.

    It sounds good for getting LCWRA, but no one can say for definite.

    Backpayment of LCWRA will be to the end of the 3rd month following the month where you applied for Limited Capability this time and started providing fit notes.
    That's the 5th payment after you started providing fit notes that will include any LCWRA payment.
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    Hi nuke thank u for replying... No i cudnt as it made me very ill also with reasons i gave before x ive covered myself anyway and continually provided sick notes since i first went on uc anyway i refused to stop sending them just incase x its been worst 21 months ever x

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    Hi nuke got my decision today less than a week after my assesmrnt.... Ive been awarded lcwra.... Big relief stress wise.... Confused thou as i said i originally went on uc in dec 2017 due to ill health and have provided sick notes since.... Was refused bck then lcwra re applied due to worsening of condition and have now been given lcwra... It says on my journel ill be paid from the 4th month following my first sick note i handed in will that be from march 2018 or jun 2019 when i reapplied due to health worsening

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    That will be from when you reapplied in Jun 2019.

    Any previous applications don't count because you were found Fit for Work. (If you had gone through with the appeal and won then that would be different).

    So as said above it will be paid from the start of your 4th monthly UC period (not calendar month) following your reapplication in June.
    UC is paid in arrears which means you'll get the first money for LCWRA in the 5th payment after you reapplied, which should be your October UC payment.

    To put it in order-
    You reapplied and handed in your first fit note for this reapplication in June.
    Your UC payments since then have been/will be - June, July, August, September - 4 months.
    So the 5th payment, which should include the first LCWRA element, will be your October payment.
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    Thank you nuke.... Thought that might be the case which is fine... Spoke to u/c this morning & she said exactly same as u..... I understand the 3month wait is same for everyone to make it fair on people who have to sadly wait so long for assessment etc but even the u/c lady i spoke to said the only reason its 3months as in an ideal work from aplication to assesment to decision its supposed to take 3months which very rarely happens.... But saying that that same process ive just mentioned was 2 1/2 months for me

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    It's always been the same, with ESA it was 13 weeks.

    It has to be admitted that they are a lot better with doing UC assessments within the 3 months than they were with doing ESA assements in 13 weeks.

    We used to always see "when will they need to backpay me the component from"; now it's "when do they need to start paying me the element".
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    Thats so true but things like this shudnt happen but when all is said and done health is a number one priority.... Think dwp need to make system more simpler and stressful as last thing people need that arephysically or mentally struggling

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    Thats so true but things like this shudnt happen but when all is said and done health is a number one priority.... Think dwp need to make system more simpler and stressful as last thing people need that are physically or mentally struggling

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    I think we all agree that if you are found to be entitled to the ESA component or the UC entitlement then it should be backpaid right back to when you first provide evidence of Limited Capability.

    The 13 weeks/3 month 'Capability Assessment periods' should be a target for making assessments, not an excuse for penny pinching.
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