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Lcwra waiting on decision

che123 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
So I've been perusing this website for a few weeks now and I've noticed most people claiming lcwra component have been getting their decisions within days of their assessments. I am aware that a decision can take up to 3 months, but I'm wondering if me being 3 weeks post assessment is a bad outlook? I've considered phoning UC but I doubt I'd get any information from them and I'm, more often than not, ignored on my journal. I'm on month 3 since I made my uc and lcwra claim if that means anything. Just wondering if I should be concerned or if I should attempt contacting uc? Or just sit and wait.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,741 Disability Gamechanger
    The time it takes for a decision to be made is no indication of what the decision is likely to be.

    Yes, some people have decisions quite quickly for UC but some also wait quite a few weeks. 

    You are correct that ringing the helpline isn’t going to help you. Once a decision is made a letter will be uploaded onto your journal. It’s perfectly normal to be waiting this length of time. Nothing to be concerned about at all. 
    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.
  • Crazyone
    Crazyone Scope Member Posts: 17 Courageous
    It was 4 weeks and two days after my assessment before I got notified of the result (LCWRA), the whole process from them receiving my UC50 was 17 weeks and 3 days.
  • dreamwarrior
    dreamwarrior Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Just adding my experience, Handed my first fit note in on 12 july. I submitted the form in the beginning of  August 2023. Had my assessment on the 3rd of October and got awarded lcwra today. Just had 1 month backdated credited to account today and the regular payment is due Wednesday. 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 590 Scope online community team
    Hello @che123, welcome to the community :)

    As others have mentioned, the timescales can be so different for each case and aren't necessarily a reflection of a good or bad result. The waiting is horrible, though! 

    Fingers crossed you get your result soon!
    Rosie (she/her)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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