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Wca is coming back?

Marley30
Marley30 Community member Posts: 63 Connected
Hello everyone, sorry I'm panicking, I'm not well at all and just read the wca is coming back.. is this true :(:( my anxiety is through the roof:( :(
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    They started again for selected people about 4 or 5 months ago. It's likely to start back for everyone by the end of the year. Though there will be backlogs i'm sure and they won't be able to review everyone at the same time.

    They've been suspended for more than 3 years and they were always going to start back at some point. There's nothing really anyone can do. I also claim ESA but i just try hard not to focus my life too much on thinking about what may happen in the future.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Marley30
    Marley30 Community member Posts: 63 Connected
    Ah ok thanks Poppy, 🙏🙏 I was confused as I read 2025 but obviously they've changed there minds :/ xx
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    What you read for 2025 is changes they may do but nothing has been decided yet and benefits continue as normal.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Marley30
    Marley30 Community member Posts: 63 Connected
    Hi poppy, ah I see so there may be changes in 2025 but the wca is back this year, I understand now :) I thought they had cancelled it :/ xx
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    It was suspended, not cancelled completey.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Marley30
    Marley30 Community member Posts: 63 Connected
    Ah okey:) thanks Poppy xx
  • Marley30
    Marley30 Community member Posts: 63 Connected
    Hi poppy sorry it's late and maybe I need to start a new thread?but I forgot ask if you know if the wca will be face to face and do I need to get medical records again from the docs my illnesses are the same and more bit do you know if the people that have had then have had to take new medical records or it's just asking how the illnesses effect you still, like pip ? Oh it's confusing sorry maybe I should make a new thread, I just wondered how the people who have had them have shared any experiences? What it's like etc.. Infact yes sorry I'll make s new thread xx
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Maybe one of the team can combine both threads because it's confusing having 2 threads the same.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • worried33
    worried33 Community member Posts: 488 Pioneering
    Given they currently consulting right now on some very harsh modifications to the WCA, if they hadnt already restarted, they would have been doing soon, so not only is it coming back there is plans to make the criteria much more cruel.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    edited October 2023
    Hey @worried33, the consultation is indeed ongoing but it's far from guaranteed it will go through.

    Would you like to tell me a bit about how the changes would affect you? Scope are taking such examples to the government and MPs to show them what kind of affect the changes will have. We'd be grateful to hear from you. If you're not comfortable saying here you can always message me, email [email protected] or fill out this form which will be entirely anonymous.
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