Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

LCW to LCWRA

Options
Tomwise
Tomwise Community member Posts: 13 Listener
Hi,

I’d be grateful for anyone who can help me please. 

I have been on limited capability for work for over a year now. I have been signed off from may 2023 via fit notes due to my mental health disability. In November the job centre decided I needed another health assessment. I returned the form in December and have not heard a word back. 
I rang the people who do the assessments a month ago and they said they could not tell me how long I have to wait and that my case is still being assessed. 
I think last time I waited 3 months for everything to be completed. I’ve waited 5 so far this time.  Is this normal? It’s getting quite stressful. 
Many thanks
Tagged:

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    At the moment this is normal. Waiting times for reviews are usually longer than first time claims. 
    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.
  • Tomwise
    Tomwise Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    Options
    Thank you. Can you give any indication on how long the wait is roughly please?
  • Kimmy87
    Kimmy87 Community member Posts: 409 Pioneering
    Options
    Tomwise said:
    Thank you. Can you give any indication on how long the wait is roughly please?
    Unfortunately no one on the forum will be able to answer that. Workloads will vary for the individual staff processing claims, appointment availability for the assessment will be another factor. 
  • Tomwise
    Tomwise Community member Posts: 13 Listener
    Options
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Do you need advice on your energy costs?


Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.