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How long before I get a decision?

KellzzKellzz Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I was just wondering if you could give me some advice on how long it was before you got your letter from dwp with there decision 


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,445 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Kellzz welcome to the community! The waiting time can vary due to the backlog in your area. How long have you been waiting?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @kellz

    Good Evening it’s great to meet you today!!!!!

    Can you please tell me what benefit you are waiting for?????
    Sorry for another question but how long has it been since you have posted your documents back to them??????
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,726

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    Hi @kellz

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I had my assessment on Wednesday 7th November and my decision letter on 23rd November, in North of England.

    There's really no time scales to decisions and backlogs is just part of the reason a decision can be delayed.

    Ring DWP and ask for a copy of the assessment report, this will give you some idea what the decision will be as they mostly go with the report.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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