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Hi, my name is Meadow_Ima! UC process advice.

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Meadow_Ima
Meadow_Ima Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 8 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello 

It’s great to be on here after spending a lot of time looking on the internet for some advice. I think this maybe the right place. 

I am the Parent and also the Appointee of my daughter Ima. She has learning difficulties, ADHD and is also Dyslexic. 

Currently, she is able to stay on in college as she has been issued with an Educational Health Care Plan (we fought long and hard for the EHCP). 

In January 2024 she has eventually been accepted for her claim for Universal Credit. Again, after going back and forth, initial claim for UC being declined etc. 

We have filled in the Medical Assessment form for UC about four weeks ago. 

We just wanted to know does anyone know how long this process is, for example how long does it take for UC to let us know whether they have received the form (that’s of course if they actually let you know) do they make their decision for LWCRA just going off the form and any evidence provided? Or do they ask for an assessment whether it be face to face, video or a call? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,189 Disability Gamechanger
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    They don’t usually let you know that the form has been received. Most people have assessments, which are mostly by phone, some are also face to face or video. If an assessment is needed your daughter will be contacted, unless you are her appointee and then you will be contacted.

    It can sometimes take several months for the whole process. Once a decision is made a decision letter will be uploaded onto her journal. 
    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.
  • Meadow_Ima
    Meadow_Ima Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    They don’t usually let you know that the form has been received. Most people have assessments, which are mostly by phone, some are also face to face or video. If an assessment is needed your daughter will be contacted, unless you are her appointee and then you will be contacted.

    It can sometimes take several months for the whole process. Once a decision is made a decision letter will be uploaded onto her journal. 
    Thank you for this info. 
    Have a good weekend. 😊
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Meadow_Ima

    Welcome to the community! :) You keeping well?

    Just to let you know, I popped your post in our Universal Credit section of the forum. In case you had any other questions or queries with the process :)
    Hannah - She / Her

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  • Meadow_Ima
    Meadow_Ima Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hello @Meadow_Ima

    Welcome to the community! :) You keeping well?

    Just to let you know, I popped your post in our Universal Credit section of the forum. In case you had any other questions or queries with the process :)
    Hello, I am keeping well, thank you. Hope you are too. 
    Thank you for your message and your support. 
    Have a good weekend. 😊
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Well thank you! :) Hope you have a lovely weekend too! :) 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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