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Work capability assessment and struggling financially
My partner has had a stent fitted in November last year and has atherosclerotic heart disease facing possible heart bypass this year as still has a blocked artery to the back of the heart. As of July last year we informed the Dwp he could no longer work 30 hours so we were told we couldn't claim working tax credits as i worked 20 hours at the time. We spent 2 months trying to claim esa to then be told we would have to claim universal credit. We applied for this October 2017 and have only had three payments of £96 pound. My partner has been signed off from the doctor since October last year. We live off my wage which I have now had my hours cut at work along with three other people to 15 hours. Desperate times. We have been just refused PIP by 2 points even though we asked for mandatory reconsideration. my partner has his work capacity assessment finally this week. It has put a lot of strain on both of us and what will we do if he fails this assessment too. It's been a major fight to get any help. How long does it take to get the decision from his assessment? We have been struggling desperately for 7 months now. Thanks. Any advice would be much appreciated.