Good morning all!
Just a quick one.
I started claiming UC on June 10th 2019.
Since then I provided sick notes and was waiting to apply for LCWRA. I sent my application/questionnaire off in July and got awarded it on August 13th (without having to go for assessment). I messaged my case handler and they mentioned that I WON'T get any back payment and I will receive my first payment (LCWRA) in October's payment of UC.
They said I have to wait 91days in order to receive the first payment. I'm just wondering, is this true (that I won't get backpaid) and if so, why? I've not been able to work and was wondering why it wouldn't be backpaid from the day I applied for UC? Thank you