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Work capability assesment

arsenaljordan24
arsenaljordan24 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
edited January 27 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi im wondering if everyone can help me as this is new to me, i started supplying sick notes on 4th november 2023 i had a UC50 questionaire sent to me and sent it back on 3rd december 2023, and ive still had no letter for my assesment, does anyone know how long it takes to get an assesment letter after sending the UC50 for back and i contiune to supply sick notes until i get a decsion 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    It varies quite considerably depending on backlog and each individual case. Some wait weeks and others wait several months. Most people have assessments so you should expect one of those. Once an appointment becomes available you will be contacted. 
    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.
  • arsenaljordan24
    arsenaljordan24 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thanks for the response 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,177 Scope online community team
    Hi @arsenaljordan24, welcome to the community. As Poppy mentioned, it does vary quite a lot so unfortunately it's difficult to say how long it will take. I hope you're not waiting too much longer for yours, fingers crossed it comes through soon!

    If you need anything to take your mind off things, our coffee lounge and games room can be a fun place to get to know other members. I've popped your post over to our Universal Credit section, so if you have any more questions please feel free to ask :)
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  • arsenaljordan24
    arsenaljordan24 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi @arsenaljordan24, welcome to the community. As Poppy mentioned, it does vary quite a lot so unfortunately it's difficult to say how long it will take. I hope you're not waiting too much longer for yours, fingers crossed it comes through soon!

    If you need anything to take your mind off things, our coffee lounge and games room can be a fun place to get to know other members. I've popped your post over to our Universal Credit section, so if you have any more questions please feel free to ask :)
    Hi thanks for the reply, i will keep this thread open to update you, still nothing as off yet i have supplied 3 months worth of sick notes, do i contiune to supply these to UC until i have a decision from the assesment when ever that is, as some have told me yes and some has told me because ive supplied 12 weeks noe i dont have to supply anymore 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to continue to provide fit notes until a decision is made on the WCA. Gaps can affect when the extra money is paid from if found to have LCWRA.
    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.
  • arsenaljordan24
    arsenaljordan24 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi @arsenaljordan24, welcome to the community. As Poppy mentioned, it does vary quite a lot so unfortunately it's difficult to say how long it will take. I hope you're not waiting too much longer for yours, fingers crossed it comes through soon!

    If you need anything to take your mind off things, our coffee lounge and games room can be a fun place to get to know other members. I've popped your post over to our Universal Credit section, so if you have any more questions please feel free to ask :)
    Hi thanks for the reply, i will keep this thread open to update you, still nothing as off yet i have supplied 3 months worth of sick notes, do i contiune to supply these to UC until i have a decision from the assesment when ever that is, as some have told me yes and some has told me because ive supplied 12 weeks noe i dont have to supply anymore 
  • arsenaljordan24
    arsenaljordan24 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Just an update i had my assessment today so know the waiting game for a answer 
  • bookrabbit
    bookrabbit Community member Posts: 196 Pioneering
    I started supplying fit notes in October and just heard that my assessment will be next Friday the 23rd of February.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    @arsenaljordan24 Hope it isn't too long a wait! 

    @bookrabbit Good luck with your assessment, please keep us updated <3
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  • tbird
    tbird Community member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi. I posted my UC50 back on the 28th December. I recieved a letter today with an appointment on 26th February for my assessment. I have no idea how payments would work for me as I haven't supplied fit notes, but a letter confirming a new diagnosis on top of one I already have! I am in LCW group so hopefully no wait time for payment and only if I get moved to LCWRA! 🤞
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    @tbird Fingers crossed for you! :) 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    tbird said:
    Hi. I posted my UC50 back on the 28th December. I recieved a letter today with an appointment on 26th February for my assessment. I have no idea how payments would work for me as I haven't supplied fit notes, but a letter confirming a new diagnosis on top of one I already have! I am in LCW group so hopefully no wait time for payment and only if I get moved to LCWRA! 🤞
    Is this because you reported changes to your health condition? If so was there any reason why you didn’t provide fit notes? Usually when reporting a change of circumstances and changes to your health condition then it will prompt you to provide fit notes. 


    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.
  • tbird
    tbird Community member Posts: 18 Connected
    Around 18 months back, I reported a change in condition in that both my arms were being affected. Then in October I finally got to see the Pain Clinic and the consultant agreed that I have compression of the ulnar nerve in both arms but I also have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome aswell. So I reported this other diagnosis and wasn't prompted to supply anfit note. I did question this, but was told not to worry as it's not a worsening of condition but an extra diagnosis of a existing problem.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,926 Disability Gamechanger
    tbird said:
    Around 18 months back, I reported a change in condition in that both my arms were being affected. Then in October I finally got to see the Pain Clinic and the consultant agreed that I have compression of the ulnar nerve in both arms but I also have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome aswell. So I reported this other diagnosis and wasn't prompted to supply anfit note. I did question this, but was told not to worry as it's not a worsening of condition but an extra diagnosis of an existing problem.
    If found to have LCWRA then a decision maker will decide when the extra money is paid from. 
    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.

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