Hello all,

I am hoping to seek some advice on a recent WCA for universal credit.

I have received notification that I have been placed in the LCWRA after only two weeks.

I have tried speaking with UC on the telephone and the information they gave me was quite frustrating.

I provided medical notes/evidence on August 21st, so the three month assessment period would be November 21st. They tell me that because my monthly assessment period runs from 13th to 12th, that it will be December monthly assessment that's taken into consideration and will receive the LCWRA element of 326 in January's payment on the 19th. They say that it's not backdated to November 21st onwards.

Is this indeed the case for universal credit?

Please note, I was found ineligible for PIP, as I was out of the country, looking after my sister in Australia with bone cancer.