Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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ronaldo89
ronaldo89 Community member Posts: 21 Listener
Had my work capability assessment on Tuesday, it lasted an hour (is this normal). How long do people wait on average until they find out a decision from the DWP? Will this be via letter or posted on the journal? Really struggling with health at the moment terrified of an incorrect decision.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    Perfectly normal for it to be that length. Some have decisions quite quickly for UC and others wait much longer. 

    Once a decision is made a letter will be uploaded onto your journal. UC is a digital claim so no letters are sent through the post when you have access to a 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.
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,193 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @ronaldo89, well done for getting through your Work Capability Assessment. The amount of time these assessments take can vary quite a lot from person to person, but an hour is normal :)  

    As Poppy says, it varies quite a lot between cases how long it takes to get a result, so it's difficult to say when you'll hear back. Some people get them fairly quick, others are waiting a number of weeks, so try not to worry if you don't hear back right away. But I hope you're not waiting too long and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you get the result you're hoping for.
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