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TOPIC: UC limited capability for work payment?

UC limited capability for work payment? 4 months 2 days ago #227973

Hi, I just wondered if you could please tell me when you usually receive your first payment for the limited capability for work and work related activity on UC? I was placed in this group after passing (or more accurately just about managing to jump through the hoops of hell burning hot fire) a.k.a the WCA in February. I received the award letter around the 20th Feb but it hasn't been included in my Universal credit payment for March. I read somewhere it takes a good few months, however they still managed to take all my backdated money they would have owed me from the debts I owe them :( :(


Thanks, Layla

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UC limited capability for work payment? 4 months 2 days ago #227983

Layla

You will need to work it out.

So it will be the first pay period, three months after you presented your first Fit Note.

Your pay period is based on when you made your claim and covers the month

So if your pay period is the 1st of the month to the last day of the month and you presented your fit note 11 January then the three months takes you to 11 April and the next pay period will be on 1 May.

Gordon
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UC limited capability for work payment? 4 months 1 day ago #228052

Thanks Gordon, sorry could I just ask another quick question, I did read this on the turn2u site but I just wanted to double check I understood it right, if you are already receiving the carers element on UC, you cannot then receive both the carers and the limited capability payment, even if you qualify for both? also if you claim UC as a couple and you both qualify for limited capability for work you would only receive one payment between the both of you, is that right?

Thanks, Layla :)

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UC limited capability for work payment? 4 months 1 day ago #228061

layla

There are a couple of rules for UC that affect these payments.

First of all, for the individual, the Carer, LCW and LCWRA elements are classed as overlapping so only the one that pays the most will actually be paid. In practical terms, this should mean that the Carer element is paid in preference to LCW and LCWRA in preference to Carers.

The second issue is that only one person in a couple can receive the LCW or LCWRA elements, again the one that pays the most will actually be paid.

So as an example and subject to eligibility a couple could receive the LCWRA and the Carer element as a maximum.

Gordon
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UC limited capability for work payment? 3 months 4 weeks ago #228148

Thank you so much for your advice, I did ask the UC on my account but you either wait ages for them to reply or they reply with 'please check UC.gov as we are not sure' lol


Your site is amazing, great advice and support, keep up the good work!!! x

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