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Lcwra decision wait times/mental health

Samantha89 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 27 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello everyone,

I am new here and have found everyones posts extremely helpfull so far so wanted to thank you all!
Also wanted to ask 2 questions regarding LCWRA

1/ how long after a health assessment has people had to wait for the decision on average?
I read online it can take between 4-6 weeks if I'm correct - just wondering if anyone has had thiers sooner in 2024?

2/ also has anyone been awarded lcwra for bipolar, anxiety depression and ocd?


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,146 Disability Gamechanger
    1/ Up to 12 weeks after the report is returned is the timescale. Though some people have a decision a lot quicker than that. If this is for UC and you have access to a journal the decision letter will be uploaded onto there once it's made. 

    2/ It's not awarded based on any diagnosis and as we are all affected differently by those conditions, then it's not possible to compare 2 people. The good news is the stats say that the majority of people are 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.
  • Samantha89
    Samantha89 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you poppy! 😊

    I thought as much..I am under u.c so that's handy as it will hopefully be alot faster than waiting for a letter!

    That's quite a relief regarding the stats as I do struggle daily and haven't been able to work for a while.

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
    Hi @Samantha89 and welcome to the community!

    I can see Poppy has already leapt to your assistance, but I wanted to stop in and say hi. :)
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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